The view from Russia: Aftermath of the revolution in Ukraine

  • Source: Intelligence unit
  • Filed: 10 April 2014

A fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine the way pro-Kremlin Russian media has been portraying the current situation in Ukraine as increasingly dangerous and unstable, with the interim government unable to maintain even basic law and order. Read more

The view from Russia: Russia’s neighbours react to annexation of Crimea

  • Source: Intelligence unit
  • Filed: 27 March 2014

A fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine the limited coverage of the reactions to the Crimean referendum of Russia’s immediate neighbours and so-called allies, former Soviet satellites and members of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Read more

The view from Russia: Russia faces off with the West over Crimea

  • Source: Intelligence unit
  • Filed: 13 March 2014

A fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine how Russian moves in Crimea are being reported, including attempts to identify Russian military vehicles in use by the unidentified gunmen at key Crimean points and the lack of a status quo option in the upcoming Crimean referendum. Read more

The View from Russia: Protests in Kiev

  • Source: Intelligence unit
  • Filed: 26 February 2014

The first edition of a new fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine the coverage of the recent protests in Ukraine that led to the eventual removal of the president. Read more

Intelligence brief: Internal security risk assessment for Greece, autumn 2013

  • Source: Open Briefing
  • Filed: 7 November 2013

Internal security risk assessment for Greece. Assesses the political violence risk (high), civil unrest risk (medium) and crime risk (high). Includes discussion of the wave of attacks by anarchist organisations and the rising petty crime levels following the introduction of austerity measures. Read more

Intelligence brief: Political risk assessment for Greece, autumn 2013

  • Source: Open Briefing
  • Filed: 6 November 2013

Political risk assessment for Greece. Examines the possibility of repeated resignations of far-right Golden Dawn MPs triggering by-elections and political instability. The current overall political risk in Greece is assessed as medium. Read more

EU serious and organised crime threat assessment 2013

  • Source: Europol
  • Filed: 19 March 2013

A new breed of organised crime groups is emerging in Europe. These groups are no longer defined by their nationality or specialisation but by an ability to operate on an international basis, with a business-like focus on maximising profit and minimising risk. Read more

The roots of extremism: The English Defence League and the counter-Jihad challenge

  • Source: Chatham House
  • Filed: 14 March 2013

While right-wing extremism and populist extremist parties have been the subject of growing attention in Europe and North America, the emergence of ‘counter-jihad’ groups has been relatively neglected. Read more

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