The Riskline Informer is a series of analytical pieces interpreting and forecasting key political, security and social issues affecting global affairs.
13 September 2018
Following its electoral victory in May 2018, the Pakatan Harapan government has made it a priority to reassess the country’s relationship with Beijing, particularly in several major infrastructure projects funded by Chinese state-owned firms. However, this is unlikely to have a major impact on Malaysia-China relations due to strong existing economic and trade ties.
29 August 2018
The signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law by President Duterte presents renewed possibilities of resolving the long, drawn-out Mindanao conflict. However, the new law is only an initial stepping stone that needs to be closely followed through.
14 August 2018
A record seizure of cocaine at the Port of Oran led to a corruption scandal implicating a number of senior officials, however, in Algeria where corruption is rife the latest scandal is more about a competition for power between the country’s ruling clans than it is about clamping down on corruption.
01 August 2018
The rise of attacks by militants in resource-rich Cabo Delgado represents an escalation and causes concern in foreign investors. While the group poses a threat to soft targets, effective security measures will likely suffice to protect energy installations as the militants currently lack financial support.
18 July 2018
The 25 July general elections in Pakistan are expected to be closely contested, with the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) poised to have a weak performance at the polls amid high rates of party defections caused by corruption scandals.
03 July 2018
Authorities have made efforts to minimise the impact of tourism on local communities around the world, but their effectiveness remains to be seen.