Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Global | BBVA Research Big Data Geopolitics Monitor. April 2, 2024

The UN Security Council passed a resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan, calling for the release of all hostages. With the US abstaining, 14 members applauded the resolution, which aims to alleviate the conflict and humanitarian crisis, receiving mixed reactions from Palestinian and Israeli officials.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The Palestinian Authority has requested a UN Security Council vote to become a full UN member, a move that could potentially be hindered by the U.S., an ally of Israel.
  • Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted Iran's embassy in Syria, escalating tensions by killing a top Iranian commander and several diplomats.
  • Turkey's local elections saw the opposition Republican People's Party winning in major cities, indicating a significant political shift.
  • Following a terrorist attack in Moscow, geopolitical and conflict sentiment indices in Ukraine and Russia decreased, similarly affecting France and Germany.
  • In Ecuador, geopolitical risk indicators rose due to severe internal security issues, highlighted by a violent weekend in Guayaquil with significant casualties.

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