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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05 August 2019

The US-Taliban peace deal and its potential to improve Afghanistan’s security environment

A US-brokered peace deal with the Taliban is unlikely to improve the security situation in Afghanistan in the near future due to the presence of numerous rival Taliban factions and prevailing political disagreements between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

25 July 2019

Riskline to attend GBTA 2019 in Chicago

Riskline is pleased to attend the GBTA Convention 2019 in Chicago from 3 to 7 August.

19 July 2019

The conflict in Rakhine state: Is Myanmar's military fighting a losing battle?

Heavy fighting in Rakhine state between the Arakan Army and Myanmar's military – that has largely fallen under the international radar – is developing into an open-ended military conflict that has the potential to destabilise the country.

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?