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Staying abreast of the rapid pace of geopolitical changes in an increasingly turbulent and interconnected world presents daunting challenges. Mitigating the risks – political, economic, business, reputational, and security – inherent to operating in a geopolitical landscape that is in perpetual flux while identifying prospective opportunities can mean the difference between profit and loss, success and failure, safety and vulnerability. With this in mind, Helios Global is proud to introduce its World Trends Watch series. World Trends Watch goes beyond the news headlines to explore the deeper implications of major geopolitical events and trends for investors, decision-makers, and analysts. The items covered in World Trends Watch provide a glimpse into their capabilities to perform custom-tailored analysis of social, political, economic, business, and security developments in emerging markets, countries prone to or experiencing volatility, and key geopolitical currents and trends.

Syria’s Implosion Shakes Jordan

January 29, 2014

Syria presents Jordan with complex social, political, economic and security challenges. The ongoing conflict in Syria is impacting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in numerous ways. Jordan tends to present an image of political stability and social cohesiveness in an otherwise turbulent region. 

Libya: Weapons Proliferation and Regional Stability in the Sahel

August 30, 2013

Libyan weapons have further militarized movements in Africa. The 2011 fall of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi and the subsequent breakdown in order in Libya, has been a major contributor to the instability plaguing large swaths of the Sahel region and Northwest Africa. In particular, the flow of weapons, such as...

Syria and the Crumbling Region: A Look at Lebanon

July 17, 2013

Fault lines from Syria are now very much apparent in Lebanon.  With the conflict in Syria now well into its third year, it is important to take stock of some of the broader trends that are being driven by this unfolding tragedy in the Middle East. An informed understanding of...