Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in DR Congo, Zimbabwe, United States, Ecuador, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Israel and Qatar.
While NATO and the EU will remain joint protectors of Europe for the foreseeable future, the EU is largely united in a desire to build new military infrastructure across the continent. There is not yet consensus on the scope of that military ambition, but the direction of travel towards an EU defence force seems clearer now than at any point in the EU’s history.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Protests in South Africa over president’s removal of finance minister and eight other cabinet members; US president claims United States can ‘solve’ North Korea nuclear threat without help of China; United Kingdom submits letter to president of the European Council triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty; and more.
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.
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: Kenya withdraws troops from UN mission in South Sudan after UN commander sacked; over 200 people drown in two shipwrecks off coast of Libya; pro-government rallies in Malaysia against independent news website reportedly funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: DR Congo government announces it is delaying next month’s presidential election until 2018; Venezuelan president passes government’s 2017 budget without approval of congress; Iraqi government and Kurdish forces launch long-awaited campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: investigation into downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 concludes plane was shot down by Russian SAM brought into Ukraine from Russia and fired from rebel-controlled territory; Houthi rebels in Yemen name ‘prime minister’ and will establish new government of ‘national salvation’ to rival internationally-backed government in the south; United States confirms reports of new military air base in Agadez in central Niger capable of deploying drones; and more.