India-Pakistan: Lessons from the week of war

Date first published: 5/3/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: external conflict On 14 February Pakistani-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed a car filled with explosives into a military vehicle in Pulwama, Indian-administered Kashmir. The subsequent explosion killed at least 40 members of the Indian security forces in the single deadliest terrorist attack in Kashmir since...

Ones to Watch, 4 March 2019

Americas: Petroperu’s pipeline resumes operations; Las Bambas blockades continue Sectors: mining; metals; oil and gas; Key Risks: business disruption; targeted attacks; protests In Peru, state-owned oil company Petroperu’s pipeline in Loreto region resumed operations while disruptive action against extractive industries continues. On 1 March Petroperu announced that its Norperuano pipeline had resumed operations as...

Ones to Watch, 25 February 2019

Americas: Guaido calls for “all options” to be considered to oust Venezuela’s Maduro Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; military intervention; sanctions; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest In Venezuela, partially recognised interim president Juan Guiado called his international allies to consider “all options” to force President Nicolas Maduro from power following the deadly government-led crackdown...

Ones to Watch, 31 December 2018

Americas: Bolsonaro to be inaugurated on 1 January 2019 Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro will take office on 1 January amid continuous controversy surrounding his forthcoming administration. Bolsonaro’s policies include promises save the country’s crumbling economy, expand activity in protected Amazon reserves, drain the country’s political wetland...

Ones to Watch, 24 December 2018

Americas: US besotted with political turmoil driven by Trump, Chile protests likey Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Following the US government shutdown on 22 December prompted by President Donald Trump’s decision not to approve any budget bill that does not include at least US$5bln in spending for his desired ‘border wall,’ disruption should be...