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NATO steps up pressure along Russia borders

NATO recent exercises in Moldova and Georgia are part of a wider strategy aimed at increasing military pressure on Moscow in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The Philippines goes to the polls. Russia and the West continue negotiations over Ukraine. Brazil closes in on impeachment proceedings. Key conferences take place in the Middle East and Latin America. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Europe Politics

Yatsenyuk’s resignation highlights Ukraine’s structural issues

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s resignation highlights structural governance issues in Ukraine, underscoring the risks posed by a high degree of corruption.

Europe Security

Bleak Outlook at Munich Security Conference

Displaying a level of pessimism which surpassed even last year’s conference, attendees at the Munich Security Conference 2016 last week were forced to reckon with the consequences stemming from the

Europe Politics

Political developments in Ukraine raise risk of instability

Recent developments do not bode well for Ukraine’s political stability and conflict resolution efforts. Following an ease of violence lasting several months, fighting has once again shot up in eastern

Security Technology and infrastructure

How Cyber (In)Secure is Air Travel?

A ‘successful’ cyber attack could cause financial loss, reputational damage and threaten passenger safety.  The industry must meet the challenge presented by highly skilled hackers, seeking to exploit a number

Europe Politics

Italy’s risky outlook for 2016

The gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016?

Economics International

New Russia sanctions a further blow to efforts to end Syria conflict

The new U.S and EU sanctions against Russia that came into effect last month are part of the ongoing response to the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine and its support

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit

Economics International

Only economic power can save Russia

In some ways, Russia seems to be drifting further away from the rest of the world, especially after a 6-month extension of European Union sanctions. Russia will have to tread carefully