The March 2018 Global Risk Bulletin includes the following topics:

 

  • PUTIN, POLICY & THE PRESIDENCY: INERTIA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE FOURTH TERM.

    After Putin’s unsurprising victory in the Russian presidential election on 18 March, focus has shifted to expectations for Putin’s fourth, and officially last, term in office. With few catalysts for change present in the Russian political landscape, inertia in the domestic sphere and uncertainty in foreign policy is likely to characterise Putin’s fourth term.

 

  • VENEZUELA: RUNNING ON FUMES:

    An ongoing shortage of basic goods and services has left Venezuelans hungry for more than just political change. With no apparent reprieve in sight, this article explores the shifting face of civil unrest in the embattled country.

 

  • BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES: CONFLICT AND COMMERCE IN THE PORTS OF HODEIDAH AND ADEN:

    As the Saudi Arabia-led military offensive against Yemeni Houthi militants intensifies, operations in the ports of Hodeidah and Aden face increased uncertainty. This article considers the impact of the ongoing conflict, and intra-coalition rivalries, on commercial activities in Yemen’s two strategic ports.