Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Filipino government forces attempt to retake city of Marawi, UK prime minister loses government majority in surprise general election result, large anti-government protests take place in Moscow, and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: United States launches missile strikes on Syrian airbase in retaliation for chemical weapons attack and moves carrier strike group to western Pacific in response to North Korean ballistic missile tests; French Guiana paralysed by ongoing protests over lack of investment and high crime and unemployment rates; four killed in suspected terrorist attack in Swedish capital; and more.
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: Donald Trump assembles transition team and announces controversial appointments and nominations to key posts; airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition forces continue in Yemen despite 48-hour ceasefire; controversial power-sharing agreement extending presidents term until 2018 comes into effect in DR Congo; 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.
Monthly briefing on political and security developments around the world. This month: China increases efforts to crackdown on separatist violence in Xinjiang province; political situation in Yemen unravels, spurring protest and domestic unrest; regional task force to fight Boko Haram needs Nigerian support; 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.
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.