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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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The weekly briefing, 7 March 2017: Right-wing nationalist and social liberal candidates likely to win first round of French presidential election in April, hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia, US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: right-wing nationalist candidate and social liberal candidate likely to win first round of French presidential election in April; hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia; US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone during presidential election; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 1 March 2017: US president announces significant increase in defence spending, four million people in Santiago left without water, prospective members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet in Japan

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US president announces significant increase in defence spending while cutting state department budget; four million people in Santiago left without water after rainstorms and landslides contaminate Maipo River; prospective members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet in Japan for five days of talks; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 21 February 2017: Munich Security Conference focusses on US commitment to NATO, Iraq launches military offensive to retake western Mosul, left-wing candidate set to win Ecuador’s presidential election

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Munich Security Conference focusses on US commitment to NATO and threats to EU’s collective security; Iraq launches military offensive to retake western Mosul from Islamic State; Left-wing candidate set to win Ecuador’s presidential election; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 14 February: Journalists arrested in Ivory Coast, Panamanian prosecutors arrest founding partners of Mossack Fonseca, North Korea successfully tests Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: journalists arrested in Ivory Coast for spreading ‘false information’ about new mutiny led by security forces; Panamanian prosecutors arrest founding partners of Mossack Fonseca over possible links with one of the Brazilian construction company at heart of Lava Jato corruption case; North Korea successfully tests Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile; and more.

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