Syria: Syria’s future hangs in the balance of Idlib deal

Date first published: 30/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: all On 17 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan concluded a deal to prevent what the UN called an “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” in Idlib, unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict. The deal for the last major rebel stronghold delineates...

Ones to Watch, 29 October 2018

ONES TO WATCH Americas: Keiko Fujimori’s preventive detention request hearing continues in Peru Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; civil unrest In Peru, the hearing to assess the public prosecutor’s 36-month preventive detention request for conservative Popular Force (FP) party leader Keiko Fujimori and ten others continued for the fifth day on 29 October....

AKE Special Report – The Sino-US Trade War

The Sino-US Trade War The trade war between the United States (US) and China has been on the horizon for several months as Washington became increasingly vocal in its protests over the US trade and services deficit with China. The first salvos in the trade war were fired on 6 July, with the US activating...

Egypt: SinaISitis

Date first published: 06/09/2018 Key sectors: oil & gas; energy infrastructure; tourism Key risks: terrorism; security; business disruption The Sinai Peninsula, once a cultural, religious or beachside destination for tourists from across the globe, is now associated with terrorism and lawlessness. Beset with daily violent clashes and terrorist attacks from affiliates of Islamic State (IS),...