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Latest news, political risk analysis and expert insight:

Ones to Watch, 18 June 2018

Americas: Dialogue to ease tensions to remain at risk in Nicaragua Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; violent

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The 12 June US – North Korea Summit is all about China

Date first published: 07/06/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: sanctions; war; nuclear On 12 June the on-again, off-again historic summit between US President

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Ones to Watch: 11 June 2018

Americas: Right-wing Duque increasingly likely to win Colombia’s 17 June presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: political violence; policy continuity

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Ones to Watch, 4 June 2018

Americas: Barbados to default on commercial external debt Sectors: all Key Risks: default In Barbados, newly elected Prime Minister Mia

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AKE Special Report – North Africa: Risks and Opportunities

North Africa: Risks and Opportunities North Africa is a highly volatile region with significant risk to investors, but also a

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Malaysia: Mahathir’s unlikely comeback

Date first published: 22/05/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability The stunning election victory of 92-year old Mahathir Mohamad and

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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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