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Asia Pacific Politics

Three imminent crises that could shape political risk in Thailand

Thailand’s political landscape looks increasingly uncertain. Three potential crises loom: Yingluck’s trial, the constitutional referendum, and Rama IX’s death.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

ISIS feeds on Iraq’s political instability and oil

Iraq needs to immediately accomplish major, comprehensive development projects in order to finally establish a stable and viable Iraqi state.

Europe Politics

Russia’s parliamentary elections pose political risk

In 2016, the Russian political system could face its moment of truth.

Europe Finance

Greece elections draw the Eurozone closer to political conflict

As Lithuania celebrates its entrance into the Eurozone, Greece contemplates its own exit for the second time. With the upcoming elections and the rise of the Syriza Party marking uncertainty

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Can fractious Burundi be mended?

Burundi’s upcoming presidential elections set for June 2015 have been overshadowed by uncertainty and ambiguity, as current President Pierre Nkurunziza aims to stand for a controversial third term. The opposition

International Natural resources and energy

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors

Asia Pacific Finance

Risky Business: ‘First mover advantage’ or risk in Myanmar’s gold rush?

In the past year Myanmar has moved to the center of the frontier markets’ map for investors keen on a “first mover advantage”. However, increasingly lost amidst the hype is