AKE Risk Insights

Political risk analysis, security intelligence, security updates, country risk analysis, country risk index

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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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Ones to Watch, 23 April 2018

Americas: Nicaragua to remain at risk of further violent unrest Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; violent unrest

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Ones to Watch, 16 April 2018

Americas: Cuba to undergo heavily controlled presidential transition Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity In Cuba, 19 April

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AKE Special Report: Russian Sanctions

6 April's sanctions on Russia AKE writes regular updates on the impact of sanctions on Russian companies and their affiliates

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Nigeira: a decade of Boko Haram?

Date first published: 03/04/2018 Key sectors:all Key risks:terrorism; insurgency In June 2017 Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, declared that Boko Haram

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Ones to Watch, 9 April 2018

Americas: Electoral uncertainty to increase following Lula’s arrest   Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In Brazil, unprecedented

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Ones to Watch, 26 March 2018

Americas: Last oil and gas auctions before October’s elections Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In

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AKE’s Senior Political Risk Analyst Max Hess talks Russian Bonds with CNBC

AKE’s Senior Political Risk Analyst for Europe and Eurasia, Max Hess, spoke this morning with CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche regarding the

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Post-Castro scenarios

Date first published: 15/03/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; policy continuity 19 April will mark the end of the Castro era

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Ones to Watch, 19 March 2018

Americas: Peru’s President Kuczynski to face second impeachment vote Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability; governability In Peru,

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Political Risk Outlook Q2 2018 – Ones to Watch

The political landscape in several countries has been upended over the past year and the months ahead are set to

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Russia – China: Beijing’s option on Rosneft

Date first published: 06/03/2018 Key risks: frustration of process; contract frustration; credit risk Key sectors: energy The Chinese government has an option to

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Political risk consultancy, global security intelligence

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AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.
AKE Special Report: Russian Sanctions

6 April's sanctions on Russia AKE writes regular updates on the impact of sanctions on Russian companies and their affiliates

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Political Risk Outlook Q2 2018 – Ones to Watch

The political landscape in several countries has been upended over the past year and the months ahead are set to

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AKE Special Report: China’s 19th National Congress and the Economy

The 19th National Party Congress and China’s Economy While the Communist Party’s quinquennial National Congress is the biggest event in

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AKE Special Report: Damming the Nile

Date published: 20/10/2017 Analysis of the potential impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project The River Nile is under

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AKE Special Report: Public – Private Partnerships in Latin America

Date published: 20/09/2017 Analysis of the environment for PPP projects in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina Public – Private Partnerships (PPPs)

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AKE Special Report: Political Risks in Azerbaijan

Follow @akegroup Tweet AKE travelled to Azerbaijan in June 2017 to examine key facets of Azerbaijan’s political risk environment and

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AKE Special Report: Threats to Business Travellers

Business travel security is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Whether you are travelling overseas for business or pleasure, there will be factors

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AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

Date published: 20/07/2017 A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and Angola In August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and

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Hostile environment training - journalist security - risk assessment for journalists
AKE Special Report: Journalist Security in Hostile Environments

Journalist security in hostile environments Journalists travelling to hostile regions to cover conflict and humanitarian crises, or to expose corruption

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Special Report: A state captured? Prospects for South Africa in 2017

A year is a long time in politics, and 2016 marked a number of watershed moments in South Africa’s democratic

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