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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.


Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cambodia’s political seesaw masks economic opportunities

The escalating political situation in Cambodia is not a major risk. Instead, it reflects the hustle and bustle of an emerging Southeast Asian economy on the cusp of social transformation.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: South African students pressure mining sector to fund free tuition

South Africa’s universities are in disarray as students protest a tuition hike, and pressure the mining sector to help fund free higher education.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is a land lottery the solution to China’s housing boom?

Nanjing has begun a land lottery to decide winners among competing bids from housing developers. Will this game of chance reduce or increase corruption?

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Egypt’s media crackdown threatens 4G launch

Egypt’s 4G launch is threatened as Cairo’s media crackdown sees greater smartphone use to access dissenting voices, putting telcos in the government’s cross hairs.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Latin America Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nicaragua is using feminism to undermine democracy

President Daniel Ortega’s move to nominate his wife as vice-president has riled the opposition, as government lip service to feminism covers an attempt to create an increasingly autocratic political dynasty.