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The weekly briefing, 8 November 2017: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme, Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation, Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme; Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation; Robert Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president, clearing way for eventual succession of president’s wife, and more.

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The weekly briefing, 25 October 2017: Nicaragua signs Paris climate accord, Japanese prime minister re-elected, UK grapples with issue of returning ISIS fighters

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Nicaragua signs Paris climate accord, further isolating United States; Japanese prime minister re-elected for fourth term; United Kingdom grapples with issue of ISIS fighters returning from Syria; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 3 October 2017: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood, security forces kill demonstrators during protests in Cameroon, relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood following unofficial independence referendum; security forces kill demonstrators during independence protests in English-speaking parts of Cameroon; relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate following independence referendum; and more.

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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, 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, 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, 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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