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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    • AKE Ones to Watch - country risk forecasting
    • AKE Special Reports - in depth, downloadable risk reports





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Ones to Watch, 7 October

Americas: Disruptive unrest over austerity measures to persist across Ecuador Sectors: all Key Risks: violent unrest; looting; travel disruption; policy

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Political Risk Outlook Q3 2019 – 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, 30 September 2019

Americas: Violent unrest escalates in Haiti, heightened instability expected to persist Sectors: all Key Risks: violent unrest; business disruption; looting;

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Saudi Arabia: Unfriendly neighbours

Key sectors: oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; regional instability; cyber-security Around 03:30 on 14 September several projectiles hit

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Ones to Watch, 23 September 2019

Americas: Uncertainty persists amid mounting pressure to set date for snap elections in Guyana Sectors: oil & gas, mining Key

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Guatemala: State of emergency

Key sectors: all Key risks: violent crime; deadly clashes; extortion; political violence On 4 September President Jimmy Morales declared a

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Ones to Watch, 16 September 2019

Americas: Three-month long protests against Tia Maria copper mine could intensify in Peru Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business

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Israel – Lebanon: Is war on the cards?

Key sectors: defence; all Key risks: war on land On 26 August two drones crashed into the Dahiyah district of

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Ones to Watch, 9 September 2019

Americas: Brazil’s pension reform expected to pass by early October Sectors: all Key Risks: economic risks; fiscal deficit; civil unrest

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Colombia: New group, new war

Key sectors: all Key risks: insurgency; targeted attacks; terrorism; armed clashes On 29 August Ivan Marquez, the former FARC guerrilla’s

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Ones to Watch, 2 September 2019

Americas: Conflict dynamics to change as dissident former FARC leaders issue call to arms Sectors: all Key Risks: targeted attacks;

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Ones to Watch, 27 August 2019

Americas: Mexico expected to announce deal with gas pipeline companies to avoid arbitration Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business

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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.

AKE Special Report – Bangladesh August 2018 Protests

Over the last week, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was brought to a standstill by major protests. The protests escalated on 4

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Political Risk Outlook H2 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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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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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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