Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in Nigeria, Zambia, Vanuatu, China, Germany, Algeria and Syria.
Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in Rwanda, Nigeria, Brazil, Ecuador, China, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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: four UN peacekeepers killed in two separate attacks in northern Mali; political turmoil engulfs the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as Trump attempts to appoint loyalist as acting director; militants kill over 300 people in bomb and gun attack on mosque in northern Sinai province; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election for constituent assembly to rewrite the country’s constitution; Australian police disrupt terrorist plot to bring down aeroplane; al-Shabaab ambush and kill 23 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: world leaders meet in Hamburg for G20 summit; elections in DR Congo placed on hold by country’s electoral commission; seven Hindu pilgrims killed in crossfire during militant attack on police patrol in Indian-administrated Kashmir; 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: US president announces significant increase in defence spending while cutting state department budget; four million people in Santiago left without water after rainstorms and landslides contaminate Maipo River; prospective members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet in Japan for five days of talks; and more.