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‘Under The Radar’ uncovers political risk events around the world overlooked by mainstream media. By detecting hidden risks, we keep you ahead of the pack and ready for new opportunities.


Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: 2017 is a make or break moment for Lesotho

The murder of the ex-wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane underscores Lesotho’s instability and the tensions between political rivals and military.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How WannaCry boosts China’s social credit system

WannaCry’s laid bare China’s addiction to pirated software and motivates Beijing to use its social credit system to penalize citizens using fake goods.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is the sharing economy really good for Africa?

The sharing economy a la Uber and Airbnb threatens African businesses and society when imposed from outside: Made in Africa solutions are fighting back.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Could Mongolia’s June election see a populist upset?

Mounting economic frustration and disenchantment with politics as usual could provide fertile ground for a political upset in Mongolia’s June 26th election.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

Economics Europe Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Failure of largest lender only beginning of Azerbaijan’s worries

The failure of IBA highlights Azerbaijan’s exposure to interconnected risk in the financial and energy sectors as finances dwindle.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is this the stage for Africa’s next war?

The authoritarian nature of Egypt and Sudan heightens the risk for brinkmanship and increases the possibility of a border clash over the Halayeb region.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer

Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By developing its strategic location midway between the Middle East and the Straits of Malacca Sri Lanka faces both opportunities, and growing risks.