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The weekly briefing, 16 August 2017: Major protests take place against Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, last surviving founding leader of al-Shabaab defects, tensions between United States and North Korea increase further

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: major protests take place against Venezuela’s new constituent assembly; last surviving founding leader of al-Shabaab defects to Somali government; tensions between United States and North Korea increase further after Pyongyang threatens US military bases in Guam; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 3 August 2017: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election, Australian police disrupt terrorist plot, al-Shabaab ambush and kill African Union soldiers in Somalia

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election for constituent assembly to rewrite the country’s constitution; Australian police disrupt terrorist plot to bring down aeroplane; al-Shabaab ambush and kill 23 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 11 July 2017: World leaders meet in Hamburg for G20 summit, elections in DR Congo placed on hold by country’s electoral commission, seven Hindu pilgrims killed in crossfire during militant attack in Indian-administrated Kashmir.

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: world leaders meet in Hamburg for G20 summit; elections in DR Congo placed on hold by country’s electoral commission; seven Hindu pilgrims killed in crossfire during militant attack on police patrol in Indian-administrated Kashmir; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 27 June 2017: French president’s party secures 61-seat working majority in lower house, Vietnam deports dissident blogger, Saudi-led bloc delivers list of demands to Qatar

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: French president’s party secures 61-seat working majority in elections for national assembly; Vietnam deports dissident blogger to France after stripping the dual national of Vietnamese citizenship; Saudi-led bloc delivers list of demands Qatar must meet to end its isolation; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 13 June 2017: Filipino government forces attempt to retake city of Marawi, UK prime minister loses government majority, large anti-government protests take place in Moscow

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Filipino government forces attempt to retake city of Marawi, UK prime minister loses government majority in surprise general election result, large anti-government protests take place in Moscow, and more.

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The weekly briefing, 6 June 2017: Militant group takes over areas of southern Filipino city of Marawi, United Kingdom experiences third terrorist attack in 75 days, multiple countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: militant group takes over areas of southern Filipino city of Marawi and president declares state of emergency; United Kingdom experiences third terrorist attack in 75 days as it heads towards general election; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar; and more.

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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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