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Date first published: 08/08/2017 Key sectors:all Key risks:violent unrest; looting; deadly clashes; internal conflict Few remain reluctant to acknowledge that Venezuela

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AKE Ones to Watch: 7 August 2017

Americas: Macri’s first election test looms Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In Argentina, the policies of President

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Japan: Security in the South China Sea

Date first published: 25/07/2017 Key sectors: maritime; oil; gas Key risks: war Between 10-17 July the navies of the United States (US), India

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Ones to Watch: 31 July 2017

Americas: Further US sanctions against Venezuela expected Sectors: all Key Risks: non-payment; FX shortage; civil unrest; deadly violence; political instability

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Mexico: The rising fuel theft problem

Date first published: 18/07/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas Key risks: revenue loses; diminished investor confidence; damage to infrastructure Fuel theft is becoming

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Kamwina Nsapu violence foretells deadly conflict

Date first published: 20/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: delayed elections; violent clashes; internal conflict; human rights abuses; sanctions Recent months have seen

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AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

Date published: 20/07/2017 A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and Angola In August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and

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India – China – Bhutan: A Sino-Indian military stand-off

Date first published: 11/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: PV, war Independent India has fought five wars. Four were with Pakistan, and ended

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Ones to Watch: 17 July 2017

Americas: Opposition to intensify protests ahead of controversial 30 July vote Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes; deadly

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Brazil: Temer’s fight for survival

Date first published: 04/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; governability; corruption fall-out; strikes and demonstrations On 26 June Michel Temer became

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Ones to Watch: 10 July 2017

Americas: Senate to vote on controversial labour reform; Congress to vote on Temer’s trial Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability;

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Credit Risk Modelling for Insurers and Investors

AKE Credit Risk Model - Probable Maximum Loss We've launched a Credit Risk Model to help clients assess the effect

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Political risk consultancy, global security intelligence

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AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.
AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

Date published: 20/07/2017 A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and Angola In August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and

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AKE Special Report: Journalist Security in Hostile Environments

Journalist security in hostile environments Journalists travelling to hostile regions to cover conflict and humanitarian crises, or to expose corruption

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Special Report: A state captured? Prospects for South Africa in 2017

A year is a long time in politics, and 2016 marked a number of watershed moments in South Africa’s democratic

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Special Report: Terrorist Threat in West Africa

  Following French military intervention in Mali in 2013, terrorist attacks in West Africa have escalated in retaliation. The risk

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Special Report: Brazil’s Olympic Security Challenges

  Brazil to face a heightened risk of terrorism ahead of and during the Games Growing attention drawn to the

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