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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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The weekly briefing, 7 February 2017: Diplomatic relations between Mexico and United States increasingly tense, controversial government decree provokes considerable popular uproar in Romania, Angolan president plans to step down ahead of elections in August

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: diplomatic relations between Mexico and United States increasingly tense, highlighting risk of trade war; controversial government decree provokes considerable popular uproar in Romania; Angolan president plans to step down ahead of elections in August; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 31 January 2017: Donald Trump’s first week as US president marked by series of controversial executive orders, Islamic State’s Southeast Asia emir badly wounded in airstrike, Syrian government forces retake areas in Wadi Barada valley

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump’s first week as US president marked by series of controversial executive orders; Islamic State’s Southeast Asia emir and commander of Abu Sayyaf badly wounded in airstrike by Philippine military; Syrian government forces retake areas in Wadi Barada valley, which is home to Damascus’s main water source; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 24 January 2017: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president, Chilean government declares state of emergency, Yahya Jammeh leaves the Gambia as new president sworn in

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president amid protests and controversy; Chilean government declares state of emergency as it exhausts capacity to respond to forest fires; Yahya Jammeh leaves the Gambia as new president sworn in; and more.

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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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