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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.

Economics South and Central Asia

David Cameron Seeks Business Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Seeking to develop new business opportunities with a growing ASEAN market, David Cameron launched a trade delegation consisting of representatives from every region of the United Kingdom and is indicative

Europe Politics

Does the SNP offer an alternative to Britain’s exit from the EU?

The recent British election demonstrated how polarized the United Kingdom has become in terms of its democratic make-up. Does the Scottish National Party offer a viable alternative to the upcoming Brexit vote and the

Europe Politics

Is the ‘Brexit’ scenario all talk?

While independence from the EU made for a good Conservative party campaign promise, the uncertainty and economic harm of a British exit, or ‘Brexit,” make the scenario unlikely.  On May

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The UK heads to the polls in a hotly contested election. The US Department of Labor releases April’s unemployment figures. Canada’s largest oil producing province votes on a new government.

Europe Politics

British political parties ranked according to power

With UK parliamentary elections just around the corner on May 7, the Prime Minister’s office is still up for grabs. That does not mean that each party is equally in

International Technology and infrastructure

Opinion: Software “backdoors” a risk to corporate security

Proposals by the American, British and Chinese governments mandating the installment of “backdoors” in encryption software threaten to undermine the security of the internet and expose consumers and corporations to

Europe Politics

GRI’s 2014 Country of the Year in political risk

Scotland is GRI’s 2014 Country of the Year in political risk. The debate over Scottish independence showed the vote was not just about nationalism but also political risk. Scottish voters

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

EDA: Declining oil prices pose threat to Algerian economy

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: In view of declining oil prices further dependence on the hydrocarbon sector may lead Algeria to face economic and political tremors in the long term.  One of the

Europe Politics

Scotland’s ‘no’ answers one question but raises others

Scotland voted to stay in the UK, but there is still debate over how devolution will play out. In the early hours of September 18th, many were relieved as Scotland voted to