Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including Tanzania, Tunisia, the United States, Peru, Bangladesh, the East China Sea, France, Ukraine, Egypt and Iraq.
Weekly political and security risk update, 21 June 2016: US Senate votes down gun control measures; Britain gears up for EU referendum; Russia plans to maintain mliitary presence in Arctic
The first in a new series of weekly briefings covering political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: the US Senate has voted down four separate gun control measures in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people; the United Kingdom will shortly vote on its membership of the European Union against the backdrop of an increasingly antagonistic campaign and the shocking far-right murder of a pro-EU MP; Russia has announced it plans to maintain its military presence in the Artic region; and more from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Polar regions.
The weekly briefing, 6 January 2014
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. South Sudan ceasefire negotiations delayed, unprecedented heat wave hits Argentina, two suicide attacks strike Russian city of Volgograd, and more.