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Risk Watch  03/08/12

New cabinet announced in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait has re-appointed Sheikh Jabel Al Mubarak Al Sabah as prime-minister. ...
Risk Watch  17/07/12

Bahraini government pays compensation to victims of unrest

The Bahraini government has started paying compensation to the families of the 17 protestors killed during the unrest in the country last year....
 
Risk Watch  03/07/12

Court annuls recent elections and returns previous parliament

Kuwait’s constitutional court has reinstated the previous parliament, causing heavy criticism and mass protest from the opposition....
Risk Watch  18/06/12

Kuwait cabinet minister resigns amid rising political tensions

A second Kuwaiti minister has resigned in less than a month as Islamist led opposition are actively demanding half of the cabinet posts....
 
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Yemeni army officers agree to step down

The agreement by Saleh loyalists to step down from key military posts reduces the risk level for further integration of the Yemeni state. ...
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Formula 1 held in Bahrain with limited unrest

The successful and relatively peaceful conclusion of Formula-1 in Bahrain eliminates the immediate risk of intense civil clashes....
 
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Kuwaiti Parliament rejects key four-year development plan

Kuwait parliament's rejection to pass the government's four year development plan raises the level of both economic and political risk....
Flash Report  02/01/12

Hungary: against the wall

The foundering of loan negotiations would definitely leave the Hungarian economy in a catastrophic state with potentially serious domestic political consequences....
 
Flash Report  28/11/11

IMF-deal: the stress-test of the Orbán-government

Moody’s downgrade of Hungary’s sovereign debt to ‘junk’ status is a clear sign that the government’s eccentric and “unorthodox” economic policy has proved unsuccessful....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Jordanian PM tightly survives impeachment on corruption allegations

Jordan’s prime-minister has narrowly survived an impeachment vote in parliament. However, situation in the country appears to be heading towards a political escalation....
 
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Emir threatens crackdown, Sheikh Ahmed resigns in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait attacks parliament and threatens to heavily crackdown on dissenters....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

East Bank Jordanians demonstrate as King announces plans for reforms

Jordanians from the East Bank have held rare protests calling for political reform and improvement of their economic conditions....
 
Risk Watch  17/06/11

US adds Bahrain to list of human right abusers, as Formula 1 cancelled

The US has severely criticized Bahrain’s human rights record adding it to the list of countries of human rights abusers....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Protests continue in Syria as thousands of refugees flee to Turkey

Continuing and escalating mass protests in Syria have led to thousands of refugees leaving to Turkey....
 
Chart of the Week  07/06/11

Diminishing majority

The Hungarian government celebrated its first year in office on May 29. In terms of popularity, their first six months was a success story. Fidesz stabilized its voter base at over 40 percent of all a...
Risk Watch  03/06/11

Government and parliament clash as cracks appear in government

Cracks have appeared within the pro-government supporters in the Kuwaiti parliament, possibly indicating increasing tensions within the ruling family....
 
Risk Watch  17/05/11

New Kuwaiti government sworn in and grilling requests submitted

The new Kuwaiti government has been sworn in, immediately to face grilling requests from the opposition....
Risk Watch  18/04/11

Sheikh Nasser re-appointed as Prime-minister

Threats by the Kuwaiti opposition to grill Sheikh Nasser as soon as he forms his seventh government in less than five years will likely lead to a complication of the political situation....
 
Risk Watch  04/04/11

Regime fails to appease protestors as unprecedented protests sweep Syria

The Syrian regime has failed to appease unprecedented protests that have swept the country. ...
Risk Watch  04/04/11

Anti-regime protests fail to gather momentum

The Jordanian opposition has agreed to rejoin the National Dialogue Committee days after protests led to one fatality and failed to gather momentum. ...
 
 

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