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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 18 – 24 February 2018

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 

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 11 – 17 February 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics represent opportunity for dialogue. Sweden Central Bank looks at interest rates. Market gyrations likely to continue. All in The Week Ahead. 

Environment International

The drawbacks of Arctic shipping

The Christophe de Margerie is the first vessel to navigate the Northern Sea Route without an icebreaker escort. This is exciting news for states and businesses interested in exploiting new opportunities in the Arctic. However, the NSR is not as promising at it may seem, and the speed of climate change in the region brings significant risks.   

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 4 – 10 February 2018

Nepal faces upper chamber elections. Another budget vote looms in the US Congress. All in The Week Ahead 

International Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The hidden risks of the electric car revolution

Buried under the hype, are the real risks of the electric car revolution: reputational issues in the extractive sector, the scarcity of essential raw materials, the environmental impact, and infrastructure challenges.  

International Special Reports

China’s energy security investments: Outlook for 2018

An excerpt from our Belt and Road Initiative: Risk Insights report for 2018. This section covers China’s energy outlook and general approach to energy investments. 

Asia Pacific International

India looks east, but is it ready to act?

India can still present itself as a credible counterweight to China, but not without embracing international norms of accountability.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 28 January-3 February 2018

Trump’s State of the Union. Turkey intensifies operations in Turkey. Merkel mends her coalition. All this in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 21 – 27 January 2018

Meeting in Davos to unite several world leaders and financial experts. Cape Town restricts water use. Secretary Tillerson travels to EU to discuss Iran.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Emerging technologies: when terrorists print their own weapons

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) could have a major impact on terrorist capabilities – especially with regards to the ease of obtaining arms.