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Latest news, political risk analysis and expert insight:

Ones to Watch, 21 May 2018

Americas: Colombia to hold presidential election on 27 May Sectors: all Key Risks: political violence; policy continuity In Colombia, presidential

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AKE Senior Analyst Maximilian Hess writes on Russia-China for Foreign Policy

AKE’s Senior Political Risk Analyst Maximilian Hess has published a new piece with Foreign Policy, examining the collapse of CEFC

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Nicaragua: The end of relative calm

Date: 01/05/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: violent unrest; policy instability; lootings Recent nationwide anti-government demonstrations ended Nicaragua’s status as a regional haven

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Papua New Guinea: The earthquake’s aftershock to the LNG industry

Date: 24/04/2018 Key sectors: liquefied natural gas (LNG); tourism; NGOs Key risks: natural disasters; violent unrest; tribal conflict On 26 February a 7.5

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Ones to Watch, 30 April 2018

Americas: Security continues to deteriorate in Ecuador’s northern border Sectors: all Key Risks: terrorism; targeted attacks; kidnapping; extortion In Ecuador,

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Horn of Africa: Port politics

Date first published: 17/04/2018 Key sectors: infrastructure Key risks: rising tensions; project/license cancellation The Horn of Africa has long been a theatre of

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Ones to Watch, 23 April 2018

Americas: Nicaragua to remain at risk of further violent unrest Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; violent unrest

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Ones to Watch, 16 April 2018

Americas: Cuba to undergo heavily controlled presidential transition Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity In Cuba, 19 April

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AKE Special Report: Russian Sanctions

6 April's sanctions on Russia AKE writes regular updates on the impact of sanctions on Russian companies and their affiliates

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Nigeira: a decade of Boko Haram?

Date first published: 03/04/2018 Key sectors:all Key risks:terrorism; insurgency In June 2017 Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, declared that Boko Haram

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Ones to Watch, 9 April 2018

Americas: Electoral uncertainty to increase following Lula’s arrest   Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In Brazil, unprecedented

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Ones to Watch, 26 March 2018

Americas: Last oil and gas auctions before October’s elections Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In

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