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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Israel: Bye-Bye Bibi

Date first published: 7/1/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; security With just over three months until Israel’s early elections on

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Ones to Watch, 7 January 2019

Americas: Venezuela’s Maduro to take office for second term amid growing tensions Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest;

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Trouble ahead

Date first published: 3/1/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; political violence; civil unrest; internal conflict On 30 December over

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Ones to Watch, 31 December 2018

Americas: Bolsonaro to be inaugurated on 1 January 2019 Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair

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Ones to Watch, 24 December 2018

Americas: US besotted with political turmoil driven by Trump, Chile protests likey Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Following

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Ethiopia: Ahmed’s security paradox

Date first published: 13/12/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political instability Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ambitious reform agenda was

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Ones to Watch, 17 December 2018

Americas: Government crackdown on dissent continues to intensify in Nicaragua Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption

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France: The King in Yellow

Date first published: 11/12/2018 Key sectors: retail; transport; pensions Key risks: civil unrest; vandalism; political instability President Emmanuel Macron caved to

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Ones to Watch, 10 December 2018

Americas: Voters in Peru support anti-corruption reforms in referendum Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest Exit polls from

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Ukraine – Russia: Provocations or political games in the Kerch Strait

Date first published: 4/12/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: conflict On 25 November, Russia fired on three Ukrainian navy vessels, subsequently

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Ones to Watch, 3 December 2018

Americas: Haiti faces fresh wave of violent anti-government protests Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability; business disruption In Haiti,

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Brazil: Bolsonaro

Date first published: 22/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; governability The election of far-right former captain Jair Bolsonaro as

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AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.
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: 20/07/2017A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and AngolaIn August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and Angola head

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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 environmentsJournalists travelling to hostile regions to cover conflict and humanitarian crises, or to expose corruption and

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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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Special Report: Terrorist Threat in West Africa

  Following French military intervention in Mali in 2013, terrorist attacks in West Africa have escalated in retaliation. The risk

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Special Report: Brazil’s Olympic Security Challenges

  Brazil to face a heightened risk of terrorism ahead of and during the Games Growing attention drawn to the

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