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Nigeria: Buhari victory means more of the same

Date first published: 12/3/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; internal conflict; civil unrest Far from a promised thriller, Nigeria’s

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Ones to Watch, 11 March 2019

Americas: Nicaraguan opposition threatens to end dialogue absent government concessions Sectors: all Key Risks: business disruption; political instability; civil unrest;

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India-Pakistan: Lessons from the week of war

Date first published: 5/3/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: external conflict On 14 February Pakistani-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed a

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Ones to Watch, 4 March 2019

Americas: Petroperu’s pipeline resumes operations; Las Bambas blockades continue Sectors: mining; metals; oil and gas; Key Risks: business disruption; targeted

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Thailand: A touch of royalty

Date first published: 21/2/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; internal conflict; civil unrest On 8 February Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya

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Ones to Watch, 25 February 2019

Americas: Guaido calls for “all options” to be considered to oust Venezuela’s Maduro Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; military

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Lebanon: All that glitters is not gold

Date first published: 14/2/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: default; political stability; frustration of process; confiscation risk Behind Beirut’s gleaming facade

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Ones to Watch, 18 February 2019

Americas: IMF confirms formal talks with Ecuador, anti-government protests erupt Sectors: all Key Risks: default; civil unrest In Ecuador, negotiations

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Venezuela: Maduro vs. Guaido

Date first published: 7/2/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest; military intervention; sanctions The world has

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Ones to Watch, 11 February 2019

Americas: Fresh wave of violent protests amid state of economic emergency hits Haiti Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political

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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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Russia-NATO: The thawing of the Cold War Détente

Date first published: 5/2/2018 Key sectors: security Key risks: arms race; geopolitical instability In October 2018, US President Donald Trump announced his

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AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.
AKE Special Report: China’s 19th National Congress and the Economy

The 19th National Party Congress and China’s EconomyWhile the Communist Party’s quinquennial National Congress is the biggest event in the

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AKE Special Report: Public – Private Partnerships in Latin America

Date published: 20/09/2017 Analysis of the environment for PPP projects in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina Public – Private Partnerships (PPPs)

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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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