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.
The United States, France and other powers are quietly carrying out remote warfare in the form of drone operations and special forces deployments in support of Nigerian and regional coalition efforts against Boko Haram. Open Briefing is launching a new project that will detail our assessment of key developments in the operations and the evolving nature and effectiveness of the complex coalitions against Boko Haram.
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.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: journalists arrested in Ivory Coast for spreading ‘false information’ about new mutiny led by security forces; Panamanian prosecutors arrest founding partners of Mossack Fonseca over possible links with one of the Brazilian construction company at heart of Lava Jato corruption case; North Korea successfully tests Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump’s first week as US president marked by series of controversial executive orders; Islamic State’s Southeast Asia emir and commander of Abu Sayyaf badly wounded in airstrike by Philippine military; Syrian government forces retake areas in Wadi Barada valley, which is home to Damascus’s main water source; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: tensions continue in the Gambia as incumbent president refuses to concede defeat in election; France strengthening its cyber defences ahead of presidential election in May; ongoing gang war in Brazil sparks prison riots and killings; 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: High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition sets out roadmap for transition from civil war, two brothers arrested in west London on suspicion of planning Paris-style terrorist attack, General Khalifa Haftar’s forces seize key oil terminals in Libya’s ‘oil crescent’ held by supporters of UN-backed Libyan government.