News and updates

  • United Kingdom: Over to EU
    Key Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; elections; trade disruptions On 22 October, parliament voted to support Prime Minister Boris John...
    25 October 2019
  • Hong Kong SAR: IEDs and firebombs in Asia’s finance hub
    Date first published: 15 October 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; internal conflict On 13 October, during the latest wave of city-...
    18 October 2019
  • Ones to Watch, 14 October 2019
    Americas: Bolivia’s President Morales runs for controversial re-election on 20 October Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; election-related...
    14 October 2019
  • Ecuador: Fuel subsidies end, violent protests begin
    Date first published: 10 October 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; civil unrest; political instability Indigenous-led protests are ...
    14 October 2019
  • Political Risk Outlook Q3 2019 – Ones to Watch
    AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape was fundamental...
    04 October 2019
  • Saudi Arabia: Unfriendly neighbours
    Key sectors: oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; regional instability; cyber-security Around 03:30 on 14 September several projectiles hit s...
    27 September 2019
  • Guatemala: State of emergency
    Guatemala: State of emergency
    Key sectors: all Key risks: violent crime; deadly clashes; extortion; political violence On 4 September President Jimmy Morales declared a 30-day stat...
    18 September 2019
  • Israel – Lebanon: Is war on the cards?
    Key sectors: defence; all Key risks: war on land On 26 August two drones crashed into the Dahiyah district of Beirut, one into Hizbullah’s media cen...
    11 September 2019
  • Colombia: New group, new war
    Key sectors: all Key risks: insurgency; targeted attacks; terrorism; armed clashes On 29 August Ivan Marquez, the former FARC guerrilla’s second in ...
    06 September 2019
  • Argentina: Primary concerns
    Key sectors: all Key risks: policy continuity; political instability; currency volatility; non-payment The 11 August primary elections dramatically ...
    22 August 2019
  • Kyrgyzstan: An elite fallout in Bishkek
    Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political violence; political stability It took two dramatic raids in order to detain ex-president Almazbek ...
    15 August 2019
  • AKE Special Report – Hong Kong SAR
    AKE’s Special Report examines the security environment in Hong Kong SAR after several weeks of violent protests triggered by a proposed extradition ...
    14 August 2019