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Latin America Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: The media continues to be frosty towards Brexit

The ‘Future Generator’ is a highly unique and cutting-edge approach to forecasting ‘media sentiment’, developed by a partnership between Global Risk Insights (GRI) and Ethnographic Edge (EE). The aim of

Europe Politics

Switzerland’s Trump and the rise of the right

Xenophobia in Europe is not the product of the refugee crisis. An indepth case study of Switzerland charts the rise of Christopher Blocher and the right. What many observers forget

Asia Pacific Politics

Extreme drought threatens Thailand’s political stability

The worst drought in 10 years is causing havok for Thailand’s agricultural sector and reigniting rural-urban tensions in the wake of the 2014 coup. Thailand is facing its worst drought in

International Politics

Flags carry political risk

The renewed debate in the United States over the Confederate flag has shown how flags can carry political risk for national and local governments. In the globalized era, it is more

Politics South and Central Asia

Is Kazakhstan’s economic growth enough?

Despite the economic growth seen over the past few years, culminating in the 2017 Expo, Kazakhstan still has a long way to go before it can be thought of as

Economics Latin America

Latin American Domestic Politics Could Hamper TPP

While various Latin American nations have expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), internal political turmoil and scandals in various nations threaten to undermine trans-regional efforts at trade liberalization. Much

Asia Pacific Politics

Do Taiwan’s 2016 Elections Threaten Ties with China?

With Taiwan’s pro-independence presidential candidate firmly leading in the polls for the upcoming 2016 election, tensions between Beijing and Taipei could escalate as Taiwan’s recent pro-China stance is reversed. For nearly eight

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Queen Elizabeth II sets Parliamentary agenda. The G7 meet in Dresden to economic developments and trade. The UN attempts peace talks to stave off Sunni-Shi’a proxy fighting. Brazilian GDP report

Economics Middle East/North Africa

With new president, Tunisia hopes for economic stability

Almost four years after the popular uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians completed their formal transition to democracy this month with the election of their first