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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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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.

21 May 2019

A primer on Indian general elections

As the world’s largest democracy completes voting to elect its next government, it remains uncertain whether nationalist sentiments promulgated by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will help it win another term in office.

15 May 2019

Libyan Conflict: An arena of competing interests and proxy wars

Ongoing fighting in Tripoli between the UN-backed GNA and General Haftar’s LNA threatens to turn Libya into an arena for competing international interests and proxy wars.

26 April 2019

Riskline to attend RIMS 2019

Riskline is pleased to attend the Risk Management Society's annual conference and exhibition in Boston from 28 April to 1 May 2019.

24 April 2019

Generals' intervention in Sudan and Algeria

Internal military intervention forced the resignation of Sudan and Algeria's longtime presidents in April 2019. And it is the generals who are now staring down the protesters whose actions precipitated this moment.