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Europe Security

Chechnya re-securitization increases political risk

Chechnya re-securitization as response to ISIS poses a major risk for businesses.

Europe International Security

Why terrorism is not an effective political strategy

Terrorism often works. Extremist organizations such as al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the Tamil Tigers engage in terrorism because it frequently delivers the desired response. However, with its reliance on basic psychology,

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to raise rates. WTO meets in Kenya. Mexico announces auction winners. Summit on terrorism financing. Spanish elections’ outcome politically dangerous. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates for

Asia Pacific Security

The rise of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia

Support for the Islamic State is increasing among Muslim extremists in Southeast Asia. Unless regional states cooperate to tackle extremism, this is likely to pose a significant future security threat.

Finance Middle East/North Africa

Halt of remittances threatens stability in Somalia

Increasing pressure on U.S. banks has led to a complete halt of remittance payments from Somali immigrants to family and friends back home. The decision puts banks in a frustrating