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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11 July 2019

Social discontent grows amid austerity measures across Latin America

Governments across the region have adopted austerity measures, giving rise to social discontent, particularly in the education and health sectors. But public sector workers are not willing to let go of their pensions and other social benefits and in recent months hundreds of thousands of protesters have reclaimed the streets against governments in central and south America.

02 July 2019

Heightened US-Iran tensions in the Middle East

While neither the United States nor Iran seeks to initiate a war, Iran is prepared to absorb the blows of a short-term conflict with the United States unless the international sanctions regime against the Islamic Republic is rolled back.

27 June 2019

The case of Ivan Golunov: a turning point in the fight against the Kremlin?

Anti-government protesters achieved a rare victory when investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was released after being arrested. Is his release a sign of growing 'people power' against authoritarianism?

18 June 2019

Riskline to attend SAP Concur Fusion EMEA 2019

Riskline is pleased to attend SAP Concur Fusion EMEA in London from 18 to 19 June 2019.

12 June 2019

Constitutional coups and democratic consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world’s longest-ruling leaders and continues to witness a number of constitutional amendments aimed at elongating presidential terms. This tendency threatens the already fragile trust in democratic systems of the region, although recent voices from civil society and regional blocs are trying to stall the trend.

11 June 2019

Addressing the threat of Islamist extremism in South Asia after Sri Lanka's Easter bombings

The deadly Sri Lanka Easter bombings highlighted the vulnerability of South Asian countries to Islamist extremism and have increased the threat of further IS-inspired attacks by radicalised individuals and militant groups in the region.