Making sense of key developments around the world

The Riskline Informer is a series of analytical pieces interpreting and forecasting key political, security and social issues affecting global affairs.

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15 October 2019

Preparation, observation and adjusting guards – different female travel experiences as a short-term visitor or an expat

Female travel experiences may be considerably different depending on various factors, such as if we are short-term visitors or expats, what kind of guards we keep and how we interact with our destination, or even on how we "look".

10 October 2019

Our lungs are on fire

Record-breaking "slash and burn" fires in the Amazon deteriorate air quality across the region.

27 September 2019

Mali: Ethnic violence spirals amid a failed security environment

Ethnic violence has escalated in Mali in recent years, particularly between members of the Fulani and Dogon communities, and is being fuelled by Islamist groups and international counter-terrorism efforts.

25 September 2019

From "Shashlik Live" to "Smart Voting": the takeaways from the Moscow city elections

Despite being barred from running in the Moscow city elections on 8 September, the opposition were able to claim small victories by successfully mobilising their supporters to stage mass rallies and reduce United Russia's majority in the city government.

10 September 2019

Anti-government protests in Hong Kong: the nationalist trap

The tools that the Chinese government has used to respond to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong are double-edged swords.

28 August 2019

The Japan-South Korea Trade Dispute and Its Impact on Asia-Pacific

Escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea, manifested in a trade war, have adverse effects not only for both countries' economic and diplomatic relations, but also for the region at large.