AKE Ones to Watch, 4 September 2017

Americas: Guatemala plunges into political crisis Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; corruption fallout In Guatemala, the Supreme Court of Justice is expected to rule on whether to lift President Jimmy Morales’ immunity from prosecution. The Attorney General’s office and the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) requested the judgement citing…

AKE Special Report: Political Risks in Azerbaijan

Follow @akegroup Tweet AKE travelled to Azerbaijan in June 2017 to examine key facets of Azerbaijan’s political risk environment and to meet valuable local sources. The aim of the trip was to develop a holistic picture of the security, business, economic and political environment in Azerbaijan and offer insight into the main political and business…

Argentina: Macri’s first electoral test

Date first published: 22/08/2017 Key sectors:all Key risks:policy continuity; political stability President Mauricio Macri’s government appears set to pass its first electoral test. The results of the 13 August nationwide primary legislative elections indicated that the Cambiemos alliance, consisting of Macri’s centre-right Propuesta Republicana (Pro) and the centre-left Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) has a strong chance…

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 that will have the potential to impact on your personal safety. Increased political unrest, the evolving threat from global terrorism and the constant presence of criminality continue to highlight, now more than ever, the importance…

Georgia: Security concerns nine years on from war

Date first published: 15/08/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; civil unrest; war In August 2008, Russia and Georgia fought a brief five-day war, the result of which left Moscow in de facto control of 20 per cent of Georgia’s sovereign territory. Moscow formally recognised the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, with a population of…