Politics

South Africa’s new president seeks change in direction following tumultuous Zuma years. Ethiopia’s ruling party looks for solutions after PM’s resignation. Australia’s coalition government at a crossroads as leaders trade barbs. Mueller investigation enters new phase as 13 Russians are indicted. All in The Week Ahead 

Finance

Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist and Head of Macro Insights at Alfa Bank, offers her expert view on Russia’s economic outlook – and warns that the market may be incorrectly pricing sovereign risks.

Security

The latest data from our Risk Pulse collaboration show major increases in potential instability and unrest. Social and political conditions in Egypt are ripe for another revolutionary wave.

Natural Resources

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Technology

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US-based companies have long been considered industry-leaders in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). As the Chinese government prioritizes state support for AI development, will the US be left behind?