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West Sands publications are compiled by in-house analysts, and in-country associates. Bespoke analysis can be commissioned. 

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17 Jan 2017

West Sands' Analyst Published by Clingendael Institute

Turkey dominated the news in the summer of 2016 as a failed coup shook up the country in July 2016, followed by huge protests against the coup, mass arrests and dismissals of military personnel, officials and educators. This “coup after a co...

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16 Jun 2016

Radio Interview: Will Buhari Seriously Consider Niger Delta Avengers' Conditions for Peace Talks?

West Sands Africa Analyst - Luke Doogan - gave an interview with French radio channel RFI (Radio France Internationale). Luke shares his thoughts on the subject "Will Buhari Seriously Consider Niger Delta Avengers' Conditions for...

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15 Jun 2016

TV Interview: How NDA Activities Are Devastating Nigeria

West Sands Africa Analyst - Luke Doogan - gave an interview with Nigerian television channel Business Incorporated.  Luke shares his thoughts on the subject "How NDA Activities Are Devastating Nigeria".  The interview can be vie...

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07 Jun 2016

Is Rouhani at Last Becoming the Reformist the West Thinks He Is?

West Sands Iran Analyst - Natela Outtier - has had a 2-part series published through Frontera News entitled "Is Rouhani at Last Becoming the Reform...

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31 May 2016

Want to Invest In Iran? Here's What You Need To Know Before You Go

West Sands Iran Analyst - Natela Outtier  - has recently had a 2-part series published through Frontera News entitled “Iran’s ...

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27 May 2016

TV Interview: What's Driving Egypt's Growth?

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - gave an interview with Nigerian television channel Business Incorporated, discussing the subject "What's Driving Egypt's Growth?". The interview can be viewed by clicking here, and is seen from 4 minutes on...

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17 May 2016

Ukraine’s Candy Kingpin Leaves Bitter Taste for Western Donors

West Sands Senior Analyst – Mike Mesquita – has recently had an article published through Frontera News: Ukraine’s Candy Kingpin Leaves Bitter Taste for Western Donors. While Ukraine’s reform agenda limps forward, the battl...

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05 May 2016

Erdogan's 'Yes Man' Says 'No', Forcing An Exit For The West's Closest Ally In Turkey

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - has recently had an article published through Frontera News: The downfall of Prime Minister Davutoğlu is part of a progression as President Erdoğan seeks to secure a completely unchallenged political posi...

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03 May 2016

Putin's New Magicians: Why Russia's Most liberal Election isn't Exciting Liberals

West Sands Corporate Investigations Team member - Maria Pavlenko - has recently had an article published through Frontera News - Putin's New Magicians: Why Russia's Most Liberal Election Isn't Exciting Liberals.  It's been a good year for dem...

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27 Apr 2016

Turkey Plays the Terrorism Card

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - has recently had an article published through The National Interest: Turkey Plays the Terrorism Card - An analysis of the current political manipulation of terror allegations in Turkey. If successful, it wi...

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20 Apr 2016

Turkey & Kazakhstan

West Sands Analysts Jack Kennedy (MENA) and Mike Mesquita (FSU) have recently had an article published in both Perspectives on Central Asia and Mufta.  The article looks at how Turkey and Kazakhstan are displaying similar pa...

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15 Apr 2016

Resignation in Ukraine: War, Revolution, Crisis - Some Things Never Change

West Sands FSU Analyst  - Mike Mesquita - and Corporate Investigations Team member - Maria Pavlenko - have recently had an article published through Frontera News - Resignation in Ukraine: War, Revolution, Crisis - Some Things Never Change. T...

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12 Apr 2016

World's Worst Finance Job? Turkey's Central Bank Has a New Chief

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - has recently had an article published through Frontera News on the appointment of a new governor at Turkish Central Bank which highlighted the nature of elite interaction and the personal power politics tha...

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10 Apr 2016

So Nigeria Isn't Corrupt Anymore? Watch for Elephants in Buhari's Room

West Sands Africa Analyst - Luke Doogan - has recently had an article published through Frontera News: So Nigeria Isnn't Corrupt Anymore?  Watch For Elephants in Buhari's Room.  The Artilce looks at President Buhari's anti-corruption cam...

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26 Feb 2016

Turkey: Farewell Democracy, Hail the 'Constructocracy'

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - has recently had an article published through Frontera News looking at how under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politics and business are becoming increasingly intertwined and ex...

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06 Jan 2016

Turkey's Fiscal policy is Threatened by Elite Informal Networks

West Sands MENA Analyst - Jack Kennedy - has recently had an article published through International Policy Digest, looking at how policy-making in Turkey appears to be increasingly decided less by informed judgement and more by loyalty to a power...

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