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The weekly briefing, 28 October 2013

Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence desks. Includes the German and French plans to renegotiate intelligence cooperation with the United States and the NGO reports that have renewed concerns over US drone strike programmes in Pakistan and Yemen.

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Taking stock in Somalia

Open Briefing: After 20 years of failed statehood Somalia now shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. However, al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country's future.

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