AKE Risk Insights

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Pakistan: Islamabad turns to the IMF

Date first published: 25/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: foreign currency shortages; fiscal crisis; austerity On 23 October Pakistan’s Prime

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Ones to Watch, 29 October 2018

ONES TO WATCH Americas: Keiko Fujimori’s preventive detention request hearing continues in Peru Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; civil

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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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Yemen – Saudi Arabia – UAE : Increased Huthi weapons’ capabilities – True or False?

Date first published: 18/10/2018 Key sectors: aviation; infrastructure; oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; political violence Over the last four months, Yemen’s

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Ones to Watch, 22 October 2018

Americas: Far-right Jair Bolsonaro likely to win Brazil’s polarised presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; civil unrest; policy

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Brazil: Expected polarisation

Date first published: 9/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; electoral unpredictability; governability Polarisation has been one of 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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Ones to Watch, 15 October 2018

Americas: Court rulings affecting mining projects in Chile Sectors: mining Key Risks: frustration of process; contract scrutiny   In Chile, court

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Maldives: An end to political infighting?

Date first published: 4/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political instability On 24 September President Abdulla Yameen formally

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Ones to Watch, 8 October 2018

Americas: Costa Rica’s controversial tax reform moves forward; strike to continue Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; strikes; policy changes

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Russia – Ukraine: The battle of the Churches

Date first published: 27/09/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest, property disputes The Russian Orthodox Church recently announced that

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Ones to Watch, 1 October 2018

Americas: General elections in Brazil to lead to polarised presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: policy uncertainty; political instability; civil

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AKE Special Reports

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