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  18/04/12

Army commanders refuse President’s order to step-down

The Yemeni regime appears to be divided in the handling of Saleh loyalists, after President Hadi sacked senior Saleh supporters from key civil and military positions....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Saleh goes to Saudi Arabia for treatment as Yemen falls into further chaos

With the situation still unresolved, the return to normality will likely take longer as Yemen is gripped by mass protests, and parts of the country falling into the hands of militants....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

GCC fails in brokering Yemen deal as AQAP continues its assault against army

The GCC has so far failed in securing a deal to end the standoff in Yemen. AQAP meanwhile have intensified their attacks against the security forces, particularly in the south....
Risk Watch  01/03/11

Saudi king returns to country and announces massive aid package

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has announced a massive aid package in an apparent bid to mitigate risks of growing unrest....
Risk Watch  16/02/11

Mass demonstrations across Yemen calling for regime change

Mass demonstrations continue in Yemen calling for regime change. Some of them turned into riots as southern demonstrators called for secession and northern ones for the ousting of the president....
Risk Watch  03/01/11

Ruling party paves way for Saleh to be president for life

Moves by Yemen’s ruling party to enable Saleh to remain president for life are likely to further increase calls for secession in the south....
Risk Watch  02/11/10

Death of RAK ruler prompts fight over succession; coup attempt fails

The failure of the coup attempt by RAK exiled crown prince ends a potentially explosive situation that could have hugely damaged the internal make-up of the UAE....
Political Forecast  20/07/10

IMF Casts Doubt on Hungary’s Fiscal Strategy

Although Hungary currently has no urgent need for outside financing, the IMF loan served as a safety net should the country find itself in a tight spot....
Flash Report  05/07/10

Komorowski Takes Polish Presidency, but Kaczyński Poised for Comeback

Polish voters have picked Bronisław Komorowski of the governing Civic Platform (PO) party to be their president for the next five years....
Chart of the Week  21/06/10

Presidential Election in Poland

Acting President Bronisław Komorowski of the governing Civic Platform (PO) party won the first round of Poland's presidential election on June 20, but failed to win the 50% required to avoid a runoff....
Political Forecast  19/05/10

Bulgaria Derailed from the Fast Track to the Eurozone

The Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) government continues to be stable despite persistent economic troubles and a drop in popularity....
Flash Report  26/04/10

Hungary will have its Strongest Government since the Transition

With 68% of the seats in Parliament, Hungarian Prime Minister-in-waiting Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party will be able to form the most stable government Hungary has had since the transition....
Risk Watch  19/04/10

Kuwait expels Egyptian expatriates for supporting El Baradei

Kuwait has expelled Egyptian expatriates for voicing support for Mohammed El Baradei to stand for president of Egypt....
Risk Watch  06/04/10

Presidential Impeachment Fails

Parliament failed to approve an impeachment motion against Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov by the required two-thirds majority, halting the procedure before it even got off the ground....
Risk Watch  06/04/10

Civic Platform Taps Komorowski as its Presidential Candidate

Bronisław Komorowski won the governing Civic Platform’s presidential primary, enabling the party to focus its energy on the presidential campaign....
Risk Watch  06/04/10

The Romanian economy refuses to budge

The economic situation in Romania could well be worse than the government makes it out to be....
Flash Report  29/03/10

Impeachment of the Bulgarian President

Bulgaria’s right wing-dominated Parliament launched an unprecedented impeachment procedure against Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov on March 26....

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