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Country Risk & Threat Advisory Briefing: Kazakhstan

Overview As a former part of the Soviet Union and with a shared border stretching over 7,000km, it is inevitable that any major incident affecting Russia will also have implications for Kazakhstan. The war in Ukraine confirms this. Kazakhstan is attempting to find a balance between complying with the West’s ever-extending sanctions list, whilst not …

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Country Risk & Threat Advisory Briefing: Pakistan

Introduction The legacy of the British partition of India in 1947 is still felt. Pakistan, the resulting Muslim-majority state, has been a country on the edge of religious fervour, political upheaval and existential dread for its entire existence. As one party in the world’s comparatively forgotten nuclear détente (outside of South Asia that is), and …

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Political Risk Advisory Briefing: a growing geopolitical force?

Introduction Issues of unity and belonging dominate the political consciousness right now. These are expressed in the sense of Ukraine’s nationhood versus Russia’s desire to eradicate it, in the perhaps-to-be-expanded continental bodies of the EU and NATO, and the ‘global family’ that, still tackling the coronavirus pandemic together, could yet be plunged into a global …

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Country Risk & Threat Advisory Briefing Qatar   "Diversification is a common watchword in the resource-related world of today, perhaps matched only by divestment: the ideas that nations dependent on oil & gas should seek alternative means of propping up their economies, and that investment in, and sponsorship of, fossil fuels should be stopped as …

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