Norway – Arctic Drilling Remains off the Agenda

In April, the center-left Ap definitively ruled out any chance that it might allow drilling for oil and gas near the islands of Lofoten, Senja, and Vesteralen in the Arctic Sea if it forms the government after the 2021 general election. The Ap’s declaration is of immediate importance because it Read Entire Entry

Guinea – Election Delay Jeopardizes Stability

A political truce concluded in mid-2018 helped to calm domestic tensions, but the respite proved temporary, and a renewed eruption of violent protests prompted officials to postpone legislative elections that were scheduled to take place in January. The government’s failure to adhere to the terms Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our June 2019 Political Risk Reports

This month’s coverage of the Americas includes updates on Ecuador and Mexico, as well as a fully revised report on Panama, where the center-left PRD will return to power following a decade in opposition after winning the presidential and legislative elections held in May.  Although Laurentino Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – May 2019

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, Among the most frequently asked questions we receive from newer clients involves the cost of political risk on investments and how to predict and prepare for it. And more importantly, if political risk is almost ubiquitous now, affecting almost all markets, from developed to frontier, Read Entire Entry

Singapore – Succession Plan Taking Shape

The founding of a new political party, the PSP, by dissident members of the PAP headed by Tan Cheng Bock will enhance perceptions of political pluralism in the city-state without posing a significant threat to the hegemony of the governing party, which has maintained a stranglehold on power since Read Entire Entry

Algeria – Military Returns to Center Stage

Until mid-February, all indications were that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would seek a fifth term at an election scheduled for April 2019, despite significant physical limitations caused by a stroke he suffered in 2013 and questions surrounding the actual role of the 82-year-old leader in making Read Entire Entry

Honduras – Losing Battle Against Corruption

The OAS-sponsored anti-corruption body, MACCIH, managed to dodge what could have been a fatal bullet last year, when the Congress unexpectedly rejected all five of President Juan Orlando Hernández’s nominees for the attorney-general’s post, and instead reappointed the incumbent, Oscar Read Entire Entry

Sweden – Weak Government on Shaky Ground

The country’s longest-ever delay in the post-election formation of a government ended at 131 days, when Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democrats, was sworn in for a second four-year term, once again at the head of a minority government made up of the SAP and the Greens. As was the case Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our May 2019 Political Risk Reports

This month’s coverage of the Americas includes a fully revised report on El Salvador, and an update on Guyana, which has been plunged into a constitutional crisis, at a time when an imminent oil-driven economic bonanza has significantly raised the stakes of the political competition between the Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – April 2019

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, One of the interesting things we see at PRS through the course of our monthly forecasts, ratings and general observations from the world of political and country risk is the extent to which general principles have endurance of over-time and application to many of the policy choices Read Entire Entry