AKE Risk Insights

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

Political risk analysis and global security intelligence blog.

Explore the insights of AKE's team of political risk consultants, security analysts and intelligence specialists:
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    • Security intelligence, updates and special briefings
    • AKE Ones to Watch - country risk forecasting
    • AKE Special Reports - in depth, downloadable risk reports





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Guatemala: State of emergency

Key sectors: all Key risks: violent crime; deadly clashes; extortion; political violence On 4 September President Jimmy Morales declared a

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Ones to Watch, 16 September 2019

Americas: Three-month long protests against Tia Maria copper mine could intensify in Peru Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business

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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

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Ones to Watch, 9 September 2019

Americas: Brazil’s pension reform expected to pass by early October Sectors: all Key Risks: economic risks; fiscal deficit; civil unrest

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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

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Ones to Watch, 2 September 2019

Americas: Conflict dynamics to change as dissident former FARC leaders issue call to arms Sectors: all Key Risks: targeted attacks;

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Ones to Watch, 27 August 2019

Americas: Mexico expected to announce deal with gas pipeline companies to avoid arbitration Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business

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Argentina: Primary concerns

Key sectors: all Key risks: policy continuity; political instability; currency volatility; non-payment The 11 August primary elections dramatically exacerbated Argentina’s economic and

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Ones to Watch, 19 August 2019

Americas: Argentina to face further financial turmoil as crisis intensifies Sectors: all Key Risks: economic risks; political instability; policy continuity

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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

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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

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Ones to Watch, 12 August 2019

Americas: Southern Copper’s Tia Maria project licence suspended due to protests in Peru Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business disruption;

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Political risk consultancy, global security intelligence

AKE provides up to the minute intelligence and analysis on political, security, economic and reputational risks around the world.

Our in-house, London-based team is made up of regional and linguistic experts with a deep understanding of local issues, who tailor our intelligence to the concerns of the client and the risks that they may face.

The department is supported by security risk specialists operating in the field, who are able to provide real-time updates on developments on the ground, as well as a private network of contributing sources.  To discuss how our analysts’ insights can provide you with a competitive advantage, please contact us.

AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.

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

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Political Risk Outlook Q2 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

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AKE Special Report – Nigeria After the Elections

AKE’s Special Report discusses the state of Nigeria’s economy, assesses the prospects and potential impact of oil-sector reform and identifies

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Political Risk Outlook Q1 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

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Managing Your Security Risks

Does your company expect its employees to work in challenging or hostile environments? If so, are you responsible for that

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Political Risk Outlook Q4 2018 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape

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AKE Special Report – The Jamal Khashoggi Affair and US-Saudi Relations

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair and US-Saudi Relations Key sectors: oil & gas; defence Key risks: sanctions; non-granting of export licences; oil prices The

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Political Risk Outlook Q3 2018 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape

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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

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AKE Special Report – Bangladesh August 2018 Protests

Over the last week, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was brought to a standstill by major protests. The protests escalated on 4

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