Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s president; commander of US Strategic Command highlights limits to Donald Trump’s executive power with regard nuclear weapons; UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen warns that situation in Yemen is critical following Saudi blockade of the country; and more.
Monthly briefing on political and security developments around the world. This month: ongoing operations against al-Shabaab in Somalia reach pivotal phase; attacks in Paris risk further polarising French populace and increasing prejudices against Muslims; Yemen’s security situation continues to deteriorate following number of violent incidents and kidnappings; and more.
The first in a new series of monthly political and security risk briefings that have replaced our weekly updates. This month: civilian rule returns to Burkina Faso but armed forces retain considerable power; concern over territorial expansion after Russia signs treaty with Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia; conflict with Islamic State in Syria becomes increasingly complex; and more.
A fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine the limited coverage of the reactions to the Crimean referendum of Russia’s immediate neighbours and so-called allies, former Soviet satellites and members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Talk of allowing its airstrips to be used in a military strike against Iran thrust Azerbaijan into the spotlight. It doesn’t want to be there ...