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.
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.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: al-Shabaab attacks hotel in Mogadishu, Islamic State carries out first attack in Jordan and two people killed in grenade attack in Madagascar; Britain reels from the political and economic fallout from the referendum vote to leave the European Union; North Korea test fires two intermediate-range missiles towards Japan; 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.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Venezuela’s turmoil exposes domestic and regional political rifts, China’s National People’s Congress begins its annual meeting with early indications of political priorities, the political crisis in Ukraine escalates as Crimean parliament votes to join Russia, and more.
Open Briefing has published a briefing paper calling for for more assertive diplomacy from Israel and a change in it’s current posturing, particularly in relation to the Palestinians, Iran and erstwhile allies, such as Turkey.
Open Briefing: Israel’s strategic neighbourhood is in flux and Netanyahu’s second government has responded with reactive cautiousness. However, this dynamic calls instead for more assertive diplomacy and therefore a change in Israel’s current posturing.