Venezuela: Maduro vs. Guaido

Date first published: 7/2/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest; military intervention; sanctions The world has decided to get involved in Venezuela’s long-standing crisis. Developments over the past month have forced a considerable number of countries to declare themselves for or against a transition of power to put an end...

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 instability; business disruption In Haiti, waves of violent anti-government protests are expected to continue. At least four people have been killed since 7 February, when protests demanding President Jovenel Moise step down reignited and...

Managing Your Security Risks

Does your company expect its employees to work in challenging or hostile environments? If so, are you responsible for that risk and have you considered that you may have to justify how you are managing it? One approach is the 4-2-1 model. AKE International’s General Manager Martin Taylor explains....

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 decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Four months later in February 2019, the Trump administration officially suspended observance of the treaty, triggering the required six-months- withdrawal notice. Moscow, a...

Ones to Watch, 4 February 2019

Americas: Fallout from Brumadinho dam collapse to continue to hit Brazil’s Vale Sectors: mining; metals Key Risks: fines; lawsuits; credit rating downgrade; arrests In Brazil, mining giant Vale will continue to face severe fallout from the 25 January tailings dam burst at its Corrego do Feijao mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. The dam’s collapse...