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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Democratic Republic of Congo: Kamwina Nsapu violence foretells deadly conflict

Date first published: 20/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: delayed elections; violent clashes; internal conflict; human rights abuses; sanctions Recent months have seen

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Ones to Watch: 24 July 2017

Americas: ELN and government to begin discussion on potential bilateral ceasefire Sectors: all Key Risks: terrorism; insurgency In Colombia, the

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AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

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

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India – China – Bhutan: A Sino-Indian military stand-off

Date first published: 11/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: PV, war Independent India has fought five wars. Four were with Pakistan, and ended

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Ones to Watch: 17 July 2017

Americas: Opposition to intensify protests ahead of controversial 30 July vote Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes; deadly

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Brazil: Temer’s fight for survival

Date first published: 04/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; governability; corruption fall-out; strikes and demonstrations On 26 June Michel Temer became

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Ones to Watch: 10 July 2017

Americas: Senate to vote on controversial labour reform; Congress to vote on Temer’s trial Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability;

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Credit Risk Modelling for Insurers and Investors

We've launched a Credit Risk Model to help clients assess the effect of political and economic shocks on the risk

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Saudi Arabia: A king in waiting

Date first published: 27/06/2017Key sectors: banking; finance; consumer retail; industry; energyKey risks: frustration of process; contract frustration; delayed paymentsSaudi royals

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Ones to Watch: 3 July 2017

Americas: Potential trial for Venezuela’s dissident Attorney General to continue to fuel unrest Sectors: allKey Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes;

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Sign Up for Freelance Journalist Safety Consultations

Freelance journalist safety and security consultationsAKE International is delighted to have teamed up with Rory Peck Trust and Frontline Freelance

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Sub-Saharan Africa: #BringBackOurInternet

Date first published: 20/06/2017 Key sectors: IT; media; online retail Key risks: reputational; democratic backsliding; business interruption; detention; censorship Silicon Savannah For sub-Saharan

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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 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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