Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: FBI gathering evidence to indict Russian state-sponsored actors behind hacks and attempted breaches of networks and systems of several US political parties and figures; Australia plans significant private sector involvement in ensuring cybersecurity; sea ice in Arctic region at second-lowest level since records began; and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Protesters in Central African Republic demand interim government’s resignation, incumbent president pushed into tight runoff vote in Colombia’s presidential election, Greenpeace activists board drilling rigs bound for the Arctic, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Earthquake in Chile puts new president to the test, North and South Korean naval forces exchange fire, tensions continue to rise between Russia and the West after annexation of Crimea, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion, embezzlement scandal further discredits Colombian military, Egypt’s prime minister announces resignation of his cabinet, and more.
The violence in the Central African Republic is currently dominating news headlines, as have events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the past. A timely new study from Open Briefing attempts to avoid generalisations by analysing specific factors and identifying forecasts for individual countries in Central Africa.
The conflicts that have devastated Central Africa have created a profound level of instability, cycles of repeat violence and a ‘bad neighbourhood’ from which its members have no recourse, particularly landlocked states. Given the high levels of poverty and lack of opportunity, the outlook for much of the region looks bleak. This study from Open Briefing provides forecasts for four Central African countries over 2014.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Muslim civilians flee Central African Republic capital, ex-guerrilla leader takes lead in El Salvador presidential election, violent protests spread across Bosnia-Herzegovina, and more.
In December 2013 and January 2014, analysts from the Open Briefing intelligence unit reviewed the key international developments likely to occur over 2014. This briefing covers ten of these developments, including Russian military build-up in the Arctic, a stalled Myanmar transition, an uncertain future in Syria and civil unrest in Angola.