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The weekly briefing, 23 May 2017: Ongoing political turmoil further weakens US president’s legitimacy, ruling and opposition parties publish manifestos ahead of UK general election, unidentified attackers stab leading critic of Kazakh government

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: ongoing political turmoil following US president’s dismissal of FBI director further weakens Trump’s legitimacy; ruling Conservative Party and opposition Labour Party publish manifestos ahead of UK general election called for 8 June; unidentified attackers stab leading critic of Kazakh government after he files lawsuit against senior officials; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 16 May 2017: Donald Trump accused of sharing highly-classified allied intelligence with Russia, humanitarian situation in Yemeni capital further deteriorates, Chinese president announces further investment in ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump controversially fires FBI director and shares highly-classified allied intelligence with Russian foreign minister and ambassador; humanitarian situation in Yemeni capital further deteriorates after outbreak of cholera; Chinese president announces further investment in ambitious Belt and Road Initiative; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 9 May 2017: UN warns that conflict has displaced over two million children in South Sudan, civil unrest continues in Venezuela, head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: UNICEF and UNHCR warn that conflict has displaced over two million children in South Sudan; civil unrest continues in Venezuela after president signs executive order setting outs plans to rewrite country’s constitution; head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed in joint US-Afghan special forces operation; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 3 May 2017: US government considering troop surge in Afghanistan, tensions escalate along Indian-Pakistani border, Tunisian security forces disrupt alleged terrorist plot

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Potentially-orchestrated leaks suggest US government considering troop surge in Afghanistan; tensions escalate along Indian-Pakistani border after Indian Army accuses Pakistani troops of killing two soldiers in Kashmir; Tunisian security forces disrupt alleged plot to carry out terrorist attacks during upcoming holy month of Ramadan; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 25 April 2017: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan, further demonstrations against Venezuelan president, French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan amid calls for a troop surge; further demonstrations against the president take place across Venezuela; French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack on Champs Elysees in Paris; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 11 April 2017: Trump launches missile strikes on Syrian airbase and moves carrier strike group to western Pacific, French Guiana paralysed by ongoing protests, suspected terrorist attack in Swedish capital

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: United States launches missile strikes on Syrian airbase in retaliation for chemical weapons attack and moves carrier strike group to western Pacific in response to North Korean ballistic missile tests; French Guiana paralysed by ongoing protests over lack of investment and high crime and unemployment rates; four killed in suspected terrorist attack in Swedish capital; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 4 April 2017: Protests in South Africa, US and Chinese presidents to meet, UK triggers Article 50

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Protests in South Africa over president’s removal of finance minister and eight other cabinet members; US president claims United States can ‘solve’ North Korea nuclear threat without help of China; United Kingdom submits letter to president of the European Council triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 15 March 2017: local aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan, 20 million people at risk from famine in Yemen and East Africa, Brazil’s prosecutor general asks supreme court to open new investigations into senior politicians

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: eight local aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan; UN humanitarian affairs chief warns that 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen and East Africa; Brazil’s prosecutor general asks supreme court to open 83 new investigations into senior politicians; and more.

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