Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: right-wing nationalist candidate and social liberal candidate likely to win first round of French presidential election in April; hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia; US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone during presidential election; 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.
Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. Ebola continues to destabilise a number of West African countries, little progress made in dialogue between North and South Korea, attentions turn to Lebanon in balancing regional sectarian threat, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Central African Republic on verge of genocide, Ukraine delays signing EU association agreement, double suicide bombing targets Iran's Beirut embassy, and more.