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The protests in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran against government policies triggered questions about the regional stability. Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates gained huge victory in local elections. Social unrest in Latin America intensified in some countries and they should be closely monitored.
Massive protests have taken place in Hong Kong due to the extradition bill. Tensions between U.S. and China increased. Boris Johnson has been appointed as the new PM of UK. Iran related disputes are still alive. TANAP pipeline project that will carry natural gas to Europe via Turkey has been ended.
It seems that we are into a crucial moment in the drafting of the Brexit agreement with the extraordinary meeting scheduled for this weekend, which should serve to approve the withdrawal deal and the political declaration that will define the future relationship. Yet, even the agreement has not yet been finalised, the likel…
For a further year, geopolitical events have continued to occupy the lead stories on the world’s traditional and digital media. We shouldn’t be surprised by this, if we accept that global geopolitics is in a state of transition and that the spaces left by certain actors are being rapidly filled by others.
The White House revealed this week the new National Security Strategy (NSS) document, which traditionally highlights national security hot spots and the aim of Washington, DC in the geopolitical arena. There are some uncertanites regarding how Trump's administration would implement the US foreign policy remain alive.
Over the last year, at BBVA we have been publishing a monthly report on the global geopolitical situation. In this report we have used a high-frequency event database scaled for Big Data to measure the intensity of the most significant conflicts and protests around the world.
In this issue we focus on: The UK’s FCA: an active role in promoting innovation; Is the digital transformation the quintessence for financial inclusion?; PSD2, a Business Model Perspective; Big Data to track geopolitical and social events; and Artificial Intelligence perspectives: How internet giants leverage AI.