Ones to Watch, 24 September 2018

Americas: Labour unions launch 36-hour strike against Argentina’s government Sectors: all Key Risks: strikes; civil unrest; governability; policy continuity In Argentina, labour unions and social movements plan to launch a 36-hour long strike on 24 September led by the Workers’ Central Union (CTA) which the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Argentina’s largest labour union,...

Ones to Watch, 17 September 2018

Americas: Showdown between Peru’s executive and legislative powers to intensify Sectors: all Key Risks: governability; policy continuity; political instability In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra stepped-up pressure on the opposition-controlled Congress to approve four government-backed anti-corruption bills which require a constitutional reform. On 16 September Vizcarra asked for an extraordinary Congress session to take place...

Russia: The spectre of Chechnya returns

Date first published: 28/08/2018 Key risks: civil war; terrorism Key sectors: all Local dictator Ramzan Kadyrov rules Checchnya with an iron fist and far more autonomy from the Kremlin than any other region in Russia. Sixteen years after major Russian military operations ended in the Second Chechen War, questions are being raised about whether Kadyrov’s...