Ahmed Alqarout is the Lead Middle East and North Africa Analyst at Sibylline risk consultancy and a specialist in the political economy of conflicts. His research focuses on the impact of financial and economic policies on regime stability in the Middle East and North Africa
Analysis: The Palestinian group's strategy to develop maritime trade routes and protect Gaza's gas resources is part of a regional struggle in the Mediterranean for maritime dominance between US and Iranian allies.
Analysis: Huge amounts of Russian money are being transferred to the UAE through property, businesses, and cryptocurrencies to avoid international sanctions, with Abu Dhabi leveraging its standing as a global financial hub.
Analysis: With the development of new capabilities, undersea warfare opens up new frontiers in the ongoing rivalry between Israel, Hezbollah, and Hamas, with consequences that could reverberate globally.
Analysis: After several IMF loans, Egypt's economy continues to struggle and debt is skyrocketing. Recent policies suggest Cairo may be joining a growing trend of nations taking measures to undermine the US's financial hegemony.