Key Political Players in France

François Hollande: The PS leader won the run-off presidential election in May 2012, and began his term with a strong popular mandate that was confirmed by the victory of the PS in the June parliamentary elections. In contrast to the populist tone of his campaign, Hollande’s governing style has Read Entire Entry


Sisi Secures a Mandate Egypt held its presidential election on May 25, and, as seemed a foregone conclusion, the victor was Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the former commander of the armed forces and the leader of the coup that toppled the Islamist government of President Mohammed Morsi in June 2013. The Read Entire Entry

Sri Lanka Update

MOST LIKELY REGIMES AND THEIR PROBABILITIES 18-Month: SLFP-led Coalition 85% Five-Year: SLFP-led Coalition 65% FORECASTS OF RISK TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS   Turmoil Financial Transfer Direct Investment Export Market 18-Month: Moderate B- (C+) B+ B (B-) Five-Year: Moderate B- B+ B ( ) Indicates Read Entire Entry