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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 Under The Radar

Prospects for EU-ASEAN Security Ties

Ambiguity persists over how ASEAN-EU security relations in Indo-Pacific may evolve given the announcement of ‘strategic partnership’ between the two blocs.

International Under The Radar

Guest Post: Jacinda Ardern Backing Social Media Ethics

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern proves to be a breath of fresh air in the current world of global politics.

Europe Under The Radar

Parliamentary elections in Kosovo

On 7 October Kosovo went to the polls. Vetëvendosje was the single largest party. Meaning ‘self-determination’, Vetëvendosje has a history of being a protest movement that has criticised the role of the international community in Kosovo. 

Europe Under The Radar

Western Balkans: A ‘Mini-Schengen’ Zone

Leaders of Albania, North Macedonia, and Serbia declared they would implement a mini-Schengen zone with free movement of goods, capital, services, & people

China Under The Radar

Chile: Impact of US-China trade war

Chile, the leader among Latin American economies, is finding itself in a tricky situation to increase economic growth.

Africa Under The Radar

South Africa: Attempts at Continental Diplomacy

Under President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa is seeking to regain the respect and authority it held in its early years of democracy.

Politics Under The Radar

Kyrgyzstan: Risk of a third revolution?

Notwithstanding the recent violent unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Atambayev’s saga is unlikely to lead to a violent overthrow of the government, which occurred in the country in 2005 and 2010.

Security Under The Radar

An Indian Space Odyssey: Security and Economy

Several ISRO initiatives concerning the Indian space programme have been conducted. These reflect India’s growing wealth and technological capability.  

Oceania Under The Radar

Papuan Separatists Unification Unlikely to Stabilize

West Papuan separatist groups have recently united under a single banner. However, internal conflict and a determined Indonesian government will likely lead to a deterioration in the security environment in Indonesia’s Papua Province. This will increase the risk of disruption to mining operations in the resource-rich province.

Politics Under The Radar

Sanctions and social media: Civil unrest and Iran-US relations

Recent domestic and international developments have negatively affected the stability of the Iranian regime.