Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuela’s president orders military to regulate five of country’s largest ports and appoints defence minister as ‘co-president’; Papua New Guinea’s opposition issues no confidence motion in country’s prime minister; Lorry driven through Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, leaving 84 dead in attack claimed by Islamic State; and more.
Monthly briefing from the Open Briefing intelligence unit on developments in remote-control warfare. This month: mercenaries are increasingly being used in Yemen conflict; the covert activities of French and Italian special forces in Libya are revealed; the US Department of Defence is developing its robotics and autonomous systems strategy; and more.
The recent crash-landing of a small drone in the White House grounds has highlighted the risk posed by terrorists operating unmanned aerial vehicles fitted with remotely-control explosive devices. Such platforms could be used to target nuclear power plants, government or military infrastructure, tourist sites and high-value targets, such as politicians.
Monthly briefing from the Open Briefing intelligence unit on developments in remote-control warfare. This month: attacks in France, Australia and Canada highlight domestic deployment of special operations forces for counter-terrorism operations; terrorist use of drones presents major potential threat to key sites and personnel in West; hack on Sony Pictures highlights key challenges in cyber security and conflict; and more.
Monthly briefing on political and security developments around the world. This month: ongoing operations against al-Shabaab in Somalia reach pivotal phase; attacks in Paris risk further polarising French populace and increasing prejudices against Muslims; Yemen’s security situation continues to deteriorate following number of violent incidents and kidnappings; and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Mali peace talks begin in Algiers as French military operation in Sahel region expands, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine, Asian icebreakers move into the Arctic, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Libyan government resumes control over eastern oil terminals after agreement with rebels, protests and bomb blasts mark one-year anniversary of military coup in Egypt that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood, Russian bombers ‘test’ Canada’s military readiness, and more.
The first in a new series of remote-control warfare monthly briefings. US special forces deployed to Uganda to assist in tracking down the LRA, Kiev accused of hiring US private military company to suppress pro-Russian dissent, new Israeli intelligence-gathering and surveillance system demonstrated during Brazilian carnival, and more.