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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17 September 2020

Continuity and Change: How Japan’s new leader is likely to strike a balance between both

While newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga represents a continuation of Shinzo Abe’s administrative stability, he is also simultaneously seen as a contrast from Abe in certain aspects of policy-making and personality.

11 September 2020

Uprising: Black Lives Still Matter

As part of a series of articles examining racial discrimination, police brutality and mass protesting, we explore the continuing Black Lives Matter (BLM)-related protests in the United States, especially in relation to the looming presidential elections.

09 September 2020

The Jolo bombings and the threat of Islamic State in southern Philippines

The twin suicide blasts in Sulu's Jolo island on 24 August underscores the resilience and continued threat posed by radical Islamic State (IS) militants in the region, despite a strong military crackdown.

04 September 2020

The normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently agreed to normalise ties in exchange for Israel halting plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The agreement is a major diplomatic breakthrough for the two sides, the effects of which will be felt across the Middle East.

27 August 2020

The Beirut Blast: an insider perspective

Our analyst on the ground in Beirut describes her experience during the deadly explosion on 4 August 2020 and its aftermath.

21 August 2020

Thailand protests highlight growing disillusionment with the country's monarchy

In a country where the monarchy is traditionally revered and public criticism of the royal family is frowned upon, recent mass protests in the country openly questioning the role of the king marks a dramatic shift in public sentiment, particularly among the youth.