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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15 – 21 April 2018

Cuban Assembly selects Raul Castro’s successor. Paraguay votes for president. Tensions in Syria escalate. IMF-World Bank meetings take place. All in The Week Ahead. 

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Peru’s president faces reality. MSCI announces redesignation. Spain readies for elections. Kenyan opposition marches. Economic Forum shows political shifts.

Latin America Politics

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales eyeing fourth term

After winning the 2014 elections by a landslide and maintaining his two-thirds majority in the lower and upper houses of the Assembly, Bolivian President Evo Morales now has both the

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China’s President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to the U.S. South American leaders meet amid tensions between UNASUR nations. EU officials meet to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis. Pope Francis speaks to

Latin America Security

Peru’s Shining Path insurgency reemerges as security threat

On August 9, Peruvian forces captured two top-ranking commanders of the Shining Path Maoist guerrilla, following a series of offensives between the army and the insurgents. The events suggest that the

Europe Natural resources and energy

Despite sanctions, Russia remains global energy player

Sanctions may have damaged the Russian energy sector, but Russian energy diplomacy is still scoring goals and helping Russia to retain its global power status. By seeking out alternative markets

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Lack of security, infrastructure threaten Colombia’s mining sector

Colombia’s mining industry must overcome significant obstacles in terms of security and infrastructure in order to tap into economic potential. On September 4, Colombian national authorities identified 307 illegal mining operations

Economics International

Iran-South America trade suffers as relations thaw with the West

Iran’s relations with South America under former president Ahmadinejad now face a decline in economic cooperation, as Iran mends its ties with the United States. Will improved relations between Iran and the

Latin America Politics

Six Policy Areas for Brazil to Address

Protests have recently erupted throughout Brazil, drawing over 250,000 people expressing their grievances towards the government and illustrating both the perils of a growing middle class during an economic slowdown

International Politics

10 Unexpected but Well-Governed Countries

Everyone knows that the Scandinavian countries have great welfare systems, low levels of corruption and highly responsive governments. Just as everyone knows that Singapore and Hong Kong have incredibly efficient