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The weekly briefing, 17 January 2017: Protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump, British prime minister to announce Brexit plan, Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump; British prime minister to announce high-risk Brexit plan; Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed to stop country becoming a drug haven; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 10 January 2017: Tensions continue in the Gambia, France strengthening its cyber defences ahead of presidential election in May, ongoing gang war in Brazil sparks prison riots and killings

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: tensions continue in the Gambia as incumbent president refuses to concede defeat in election; France strengthening its cyber defences ahead of presidential election in May; ongoing gang war in Brazil sparks prison riots and killings; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 13 December 2016: Gambia’s president rejects election result, CIA concludes Russia influenced US presidential election, Kyrgyzstan votes in favour of controversial constitutional reforms

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Gambia’s president rejects election result and calls for new presidential elections; CIA concludes Russia influenced US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour; Kyrgyzstan votes in favour of constitutional reforms that will increase powers of prime minister and government at expense of the judiciary and parliament; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 6 December 2016: The Gambia’s president defeated in election after 22 years in power, Colombia’s congress approves revised peace deal with FARC, violence escalates between rival militias in Libyan capital

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: The Gambia’s president defeated in election after 22 years in power; Colombia’s congress approves revised peace deal with FARC rebel group; violence escalates between rival militias in Libyan capital after heaviest fighting seen in city in two years; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 29 November 2016: South Sudan accepts deployment of UN-mandated regional force, UN official accuses Myanmar government of ethnic cleansing, Russia steps up military presence on disputed Kuril Islands

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: South Sudan accepts deployment of UN-mandated regional force to Juba; UN official accuses Myanmar government of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya community; Russia steps up military presence on disputed Kuril Islands; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 22 November 2016: Trump announces controversial appointments, Saudi-led coalition continues airstrikes in Yemen, controversial power-sharing agreement comes into effect in DR Congo

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump assembles transition team and announces controversial appointments and nominations to key posts; airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition forces continue in Yemen despite 48-hour ceasefire; controversial power-sharing agreement extending presidents term until 2018 comes into effect in DR Congo; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 15 November 2016: Moldova elects pro-Russia president, Ethiopia arrests 11,000 people during state of emergency, Iraqi forces liberate ancient city of Nimrud

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Moldova elects pro-Russia president in first presidential election since 1996; Ethiopia arrests 11,000 people during state of emergency; Iraqi forces liberate ancient city of Nimrud from Islamic State; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 8 November 2016: Kenya withdraws troops from UN mission in South Sudan, over 200 people drown in two shipwrecks off coast of Libya, pro-government rallies in Malaysia against independent news website

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Kenya withdraws troops from UN mission in South Sudan after UN commander sacked; over 200 people drown in two shipwrecks off coast of Libya; pro-government rallies in Malaysia against independent news website reportedly funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation; and more.

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