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: North Korea likely preparing for new nuclear test; US intelligence agencies blame Russian government for recent hacks of American political groups and subsequent leaks; Ethiopian government declares state of emergency; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association withdraws support for Robert Mugabe; Federal police in Brazil arrest 10 people suspected of planning to carry out terrorist attack during Olympic Games; four violent attacks occur across southern Germany in last week, with two linked to Islamic State; and more.
Monthly intelligence briefing on transnational organised crime from Dr Mary Young. This month includes the task force the Australian government has launched to combat the crystal meth epidemic in the country, how El Salvador is struggling to cope with the collapse of the truce between the MS-13 and Calle 18 gangs, discussion of transnational organised crime by leaders at the US-CARICOM summit in Jamaica, and more.
Monthly intelligence briefing on transnational organised crime from Dr Mary Young. This month's spotlight on Asia and the Pacific includes details of efforts to tackle transnational organised crime gangs, which are to blame for the increase in environmental crime in Asia.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. United States to consider limited refugee programme in Central America amid immigration emergency, European Union scales up economic sanctions against Russia, international efforts to secure ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continue as death toll tops 1,000, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. German chancellor expels CIA station chief in Berlin as further US spying activities uncovered, Palestinian death toll rises as Israel continues military offensive against the Gaza Strip, threefold increase in Russian strategic bomber flights over Arctic Ocean, and more.
In this second post on Australia's developing regional foreign policy, Open Briefing adviser Martin Quadroy explores how Canberra will balance its commitment to the Five Eyes intelligence pact with the pressing need to maintain and develop security and economic partnerships with its neighbours.