AKE Risk Insights

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

Political risk analysis and global security intelligence blog.

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AKE Ones to Watch, 27 November 2017

Americas: Uncertainty to persist amid controversial presidential election in Honduras Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; governability; political stability; social

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Saudi Arabia: Crown prince’s power push raises political risks

Date first published: 14/11/2017 Key sectors:SOEs; energy; utilities; industrial; defence Key risks:contract frustration; political instability The arrests began late on 4

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Ones to Watch, 20 November 2017

Americas: Chile headed to presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; governability In Chile, centre-right former president Sebastian Pinera

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AKE’s Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst on Zimbabwe and Mugabe

AKE’s analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alisha Patel, is featured in CNBC’s coverage of the crisis in Zimbabwe and Mugabe’s prospects

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Colombia: ELN peace process moves forward

Date first published: 07/11/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas; electricity; transportation Key risks: insurgency; terrorism; targeted violence; disruptive unrest On 1 October

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AKE Ones to Watch, 13 November 2017

Americas: Venezuelan government to meet with creditors to discuss debt restructuring Sectors: all Key Risks: sovereign default; payment delays; political

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New-look Standing Committee to give all that Xi wants

Date first published: 31/10/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; economic policy changes On 24 October, the last day of the Communist

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Ones to Watch, 6 November 2017

Americas: Extractive industries to continue to face risk of disruptive unrest across Peru Sectors: extractive industries Key Risks: disruptive blockades;

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Who is Ksenia Sobchak, presidential candidate?

Date first published: 24/10/2017 Key sectors: none Key risks: none Ksenia Sobchak is a distraction. Her presidential candidacy poses no risks to the

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Ones to Watch, 30 October 2017

Americas: Colombia’s nationwide civic strike to continue to intensify Sectors: oil; cargo transport Key Risks: disruptive blockades; violent unrest; targeted

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The challenge agreeing on Basel IV

Date first published: 17/10/2017 Key sectors:finance Key risks:regulation; financial crisis; credit risk As memories of the 2008 global financial crisis fade,

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Kenya: The show must go on

Date first published: 12/10/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; democratic backsliding; weakened economic growth Kenya’s electoral and political crisis shows no

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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.

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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Ones to Watch, 12 March 2018

Americas: Venezuelan opposition to resume anti-government protests Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; security-force repression; political violence In Venezuela, the

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JOSCAR Registration

AKE International has achieved the required compliance standards to become registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register. The JOSCAR accreditation

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Brazil: All eyes on the election

Date first published: 27/02/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: governability; delays to fiscal reform agenda; policy uncertainty All eyes in Brazil are on

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AKE’s Senior Political Risk Analyst Maximilian Hess speaks with Deutsche Welle

AKE’s Senior Political Risk Analyst Maximilian Hess speaks with Deutsche Welle following a poisoning in Britain linked to Russia.  

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Ones to Watch, 5 March 2018

Americas: Targeted violence continues to affect Colombia’s electoral cycle Sectors: all Key Risks: targeted attacks; terrorism; political polarisation In Colombia,

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Ones to Watch, 26 February 2018

Americas: Macri to inaugurate Congress’ session; union-led unrest likely Sectors: all Key Risks: union-led unrest; delays to reform agenda; policy

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Maldives: Sinking literally and politically

Date first published: 13/02/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; debt repayments; geopolitical rivalry The Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen has sought to

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Ones to Watch, 19 February 2018

Americas: Brazil’s Congress to discuss government-backed pension reform Sectors: all Key Risks: policy uncertainty; delays to fiscal reform agenda In

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