Asia-Pacific

  • Pakistan: The Pashtun lose patience

    April 19, 2018

    There is a common misconception that most of the world’s Pashtuns reside in Afghanistan. In reality, there are more Pashtuns in neighbouring Pakistan. It is on this point that the region’s entire insecurity dynamic rotates.

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  • Assessing the Political Split between South and North India

    March 29, 2018

    The political split between South and North India is widening. This has security-relevant implications for multinational companies operating in the south of the country in particular.

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  • Snapshot: Easter risks

    March 29, 2018

    Easter, the most important Christian festival, brings significant security and travel risks, spanning everything from potential terrorist attacks on places of worship to striking airline cabin crew disrupting holiday plans. Here are some.

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  • Snapshot: Philippines on full alert ahead of NPA anniversary

    March 28, 2018

    With Philippine security forces on full alert for attacks ahead of the 49th anniversary of the founding of the communist New People's Army on 29 March, and promising a 'summer offensive' against the non-state armed group, foreign organisations could find themselves caught in the crossfire. 

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  • The threat of China’s crime crackdown to businesses

    March 22, 2018

    The latest prong of China’s anti-corruption campaign targets organised crime groups. This round of purges will heighten third-party, reputational, and legal risks for corporates operating on the mainland.

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