From the CEO – February 2019

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, The next stage in the Venezuelan power crisis continues to unfold in line with our model forecasts. Given that PRS has factored a 75% likelihood of a civilian-military regime in place within the next year, and that – as I mentioned last month – what we are seeing unfold is the Read Entire Entry

United Arab Emirates – Image Issues May Blunt Impact of FDI Law

The UAE is navigating turbulent regional waters as international opprobrium rains upon its closest ally, Saudi Arabia. As in Saudi Arabia, the de facto head of government in the UAE is the crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed (popularly known as MBZ), who, acting in his ailing father’s stead, is also Read Entire Entry

Slovakia – Smer Remains under a Cloud of Scandal

Robert Fico, the leader of the main governing Direction-Social Democracy (Smer), continues to roil the political waters, nine months after he resigned as prime minister, amid a scandal involving the murder of an investigative journalist digging into government corruption. Back in November, Fico Read Entire Entry

Israel – Government Falls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government was on shaky ground from its inception in May 2015, and met an early demise in December, prompting the scheduling of a general election for April 2019. Against expectations, a conflict over security policy, rather than a budget dispute or Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our February 2019 Political Risk Reports

In addition to fresh analyses of Canada and the United States, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on Venezuela, where the opposition-controlled National Assembly has declared Nicolás Maduro’s claim to the presidency to be illegitimate, and earlier this Read Entire Entry