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RiskMap 2018
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RiskMap 2018

RiskMap is our forecast of the year ahead in political and security risk. 2018 promises the strongest economic growth in a decade, but also a host of geopolitical uncertainties. In world of assertive leaders and populist imperatives, knowing the mind of the person at the top is critical.

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A tapestry of risk and opportunity on the new silk road

The Chinese Belt and Road initiative is an enticing investment opportunity, but security strategies should factor in kidnap risk in some areas.

Russia’s automotive sector: emerging from the doldrums
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Russia’s automotive sector: emerging from the doldrums

Recent data from Russia suggest that 2017 will be the first year since 2014 that an increase in domestic automotive sales is expected. The growth in sales is a positive sign not just for car manufacturers and distributors.

Saudi Arabia: Corruption investigations
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Saudi Arabia corruption investigations

The ongoing corruption investigations into members of the royal family, government officials and the economic elite are unprecedented.

Africa Risk-Reward Index
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Africa Risk-Reward Index

Competitive edge in Africa means not only figuring out the no-brainers, but staying ahead of the pack in knowing what's next.

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North Korea: the limits of escalation

The poisonous rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in recent times, but so too has North Korea’s nuclear research, development and testing programme. This crisis has seen cyclical swings of varying severity for the past 20 years, but now, this much has changed...

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Terrorism and new ideologies

If you’re looking for good news about the global terrorist threat, this is it: the overall number of terrorist incidents worldwide, as well as the number of estimated casualties, declined in 2017 compared with 2016, according to Control Risks data. The essential drill down reveals the inevitable nuance.

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