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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.


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.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Death of Burhan Wani stokes new violence in Kashmir

The death of Burhan Wani in the state of Kashmir has reignited a conflict which appears no closer to being resolved.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Papua New Guinea gripped by nationwide civil disobedience

The government of Peter O’Neill is besieged by a wave of civil disobedience, as calls for his resignation have destabilized the country.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Laos’ new PM pushes for regional integration

Laos’ new leader Thangloun Sisoulith is banking on regional integration and economic diversification, as Laos chairs ASEAN in 2016.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Instability in Zambia increases as election looms

Zambia is witnessing violence against opposition parties and foreigners n the run-up to elections in August. With the economy in trouble in the wake of low commodity prices, President Edgar Lungu is attempting to consolidate power, after what has been a tumultuous two years.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tanzania’s helium find risks greater instability over land

A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.