News and updates

  • AKE Ones to Watch: 22 May 2017
    Americas: embattled President Temer fights for survival Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; corruption fallout In Brazil, Pre...
    22 May 2017
  • AKE online training featured in New York Times
    Europe Beckons, but Security Consultants Urge: Be Prepared Favorable exchange rates between the dollar and both the euro and the pound, along with exp...
    22 May 2017
  • South Korea: Moon’s rise turns tide against chaebol
    Date first published: 09/05/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: reform; political gridlock On 9 May liberal candidate Moon Jae-in emerged victor in So...
    18 May 2017
  • Ones to Watch: 15 May 2017
    Americas: disruption expected as teachers protests across Mexico Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; commercial damage; disruptive blockades In Mexi...
    15 May 2017
  • Eastern Caribbean: A successful monetary union?
    Date first published: 02/05/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: slow growth; sovereign default There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that before the est...
    10 May 2017
  • Venezuela: Further into chaos
    Date first published: 27/04/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: violent unrest; looting; deadly clashes; deadly clashes Violence has once again erupte...
    03 May 2017
  • Will France’s two-round electoral system fail?
    Date first published: 20/04/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability The outcome of France’s upcoming 28 April first-round presidentia...
    26 April 2017
  • Ones to Watch: 24 April 2017
    Americas: anti-government demonstrations to continue in Venezuela; high risk of violence Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes; politi...
    24 April 2017
  • AKE Senior Analyst Max Hess speaks with BBC
    AKE Senior Analyst Max Hess speaks with BBC
    AKE Senior Political Risk Analyst Max Hess spoke with BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss relations between Russia and the United Kingdom and between Russia a...
    19 April 2017
  • No Syrian misadventure yet
    No Syrian misadventure yet
    Date first published: 11/04/2017 Key sectors: security; infrastructure Key risks: war on land; political violence; terrorism On 4 April, a fixed-win...
    19 April 2017
  • A CFA Haven
    Key sectors: all Key risks: CIET; CF ‘Currency is not a technical issue’, wrote former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, instead ‘it affec...
    12 April 2017
  • Ones to Watch: 10 April 2017
    Americas: protests over Ecuadorian election continue while ELN peace talks under threat Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; terrorism; civi...
    10 April 2017