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  • [New] The precious metal could be looking at a rally towards $1,900 an ounce during the first six months of the year as markets focus on economic growth, inflation and political risks. Kitco News
  • [New] Political realities may be less of a hurdle in Southern Africa, but finding markets that could justify a rapid scaling-up of production is likely to be more challenging if export markets prove hard to access. Verisk Maplecroft
  • [New] Lithuania has gone the furthest, undeterred by the risk of economic losses or political pressure by the world's second-biggest economy. Carnegie Moscow Center
  • [New] There is a risk of reduced services to Australia from tier 2 and tier 3 Chinese cities facilitated by Chinese airlines due to political uncertainty and reduction in subsidies. L.E.K. Consulting
  • [New] Afghanistan will become a political football in US politics as mid-term elections approach in 2022, and Biden's instinct will be to play it safe. Asia Times
  • [New] Republicans' muted response to Gosar's behavior has intensified fears about the possibility of more political violence in America in the months to come. The Guardian
  • [New] Key risks to global markets include persistent elevated inflation, central bank missteps, slowing China growth, supply chain disruption, energy shortages and increasing geopolitical concerns. T .Rowe Price
  • [New] Many government donors fear, perhaps understandably, that engaging in sensitive internal political issues would divert attention from their long-standing external democracy support aimed at the most acute authoritarian challenges in the rest of the world. Carnegie Europe
  • [New] A major new restriction will be a ban on using so-called sensitive data like someone's political or religious beliefs to target them with online political ads throughout the year. Politico
  • [New] Reorganizing SFA as a long-term activity can help build partner relationships and extend US influence, but it comes with risks and trade-offs: it could draw the United States into unnecessary domestic political conflict in other countries or risk antagonizing other states. Modern War Institute
  • [New] Rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and China could make continued reliance on China risky. Council on Foreign Relations
  • [New] Companies are realizing more and more that they can not ignore political risks of doing business in China, and will have to answer to shareholders and other constituencies at home. The Japan Times
  • [New] China, Russia and the U.S. will continue to maintain communication in order to advance the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. The Iran Primer
  • [New] China will stay in close communication with relevant parties, take a constructive part in negotiations, firmly uphold the JCPOA and push for the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. The Iran Primer
  • [New] The Australian government will list the neo-Nazi group The Base as a terrorist organisation, together with the entirety of the Lebanese Shia political party and militant group Hezbollah. The Guardian
  • [New] As the world's second-largest economy, a great trading power with a rapidly growing navy, and a massive geopolitical ambition, China is bound to get, sooner than later, a permanent naval presence in the Indian Ocean that will profoundly alter India's security environment. The Indian Express
  • [New] The Business Council of Australia's proposal for a 46 to 50% emissions reduction by 2030 should embolden the ALP and provide some political cover to adopt a stronger target heading into 2022's election. Australian Financial Review
  • [New] The likes of the European People's Party, Renew Europe and other cross-border EU political groups will similarly face greater scrutiny on how they target Europeans with political ads. Politico
  • [New] Nigeria is at the risk of becoming a failed state as it faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, secessionist movements, political violence, and widespread diseases. Observer Research Foundation

Last updated: 05 December 2021