Sudan – Elections Confirm Status Quo

Presidential and legislative elections were held over four days in mid-April, and the result—the re-election of President Omar al-Bashir and another parliamentary majority for his NCP—was never in doubt. Most of the more than one dozen candidates challenging Bashir in the presidential contest Read Entire Entry

Regional Political Risk Index (as of April 2015)

Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table ranked from low to high risk within each region listed. The PRI is the overall measure of risk for a given country, calculated by using all 17 risk components from the PRS Methodology including turmoil, financial transfer, direct investment, Read Entire Entry

Mexico – Peña Nieto’s Challenges Mount

The last several months have been a turbulent time for President Enrique Peña Nieto. Perceptions of a lack of urgency on the part of the federal administration following the disappearance of dozens of students in the state of Guerrero in September 2014, evidence that police and political figures Read Entire Entry

Political Players in Spain

Mariano Rajoy: The leader of the PP since 2003, Rajoy led his party to a convincing victory at a general election held in November 2011. He supports a market-based economic model and has displayed a consistent commitment to carrying out the structural reforms required to ensure that Spain is Read Entire Entry

Nigeria – Impediments to Fulfilling Promises

Muhammadu Buhari scored a historic victory at a delayed presidential election held in late March, marking the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate has defeated an elected incumbent. A former coup leader who headed a military government in the mid-1980s, Buhari has Read Entire Entry

United Arab Emirates – New Investment Law Promised

The UAE continues to pursue an increasingly muscular foreign policy, actively participating in two separate military campaigns (in Iraq and Yemen), engaging in saber-rattling with Iran, and intervening financially to fortify the cash-strapped government in Egypt. Meanwhile, on the home front, the Read Entire Entry