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.
In this article for the Jerusalem Post, Open Briefing Middle East analyst Kevjn Lim proposes a controversial three-part strategy to strengthen Israel's 'Iron Wall' by bringing a nuclear-threshold Iran under firm international constraints, restoring Israel’s conventional deterrence, and closing the gap with Israel’s closest allies.
In December 2013 and January 2014, analysts from the Open Briefing intelligence unit reviewed the key international developments likely to occur over 2014. This briefing covers ten of these developments, including Russian military build-up in the Arctic, a stalled Myanmar transition, an uncertain future in Syria and civil unrest in Angola.
The nuclear deal inked in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 in the early hours of 24 November momentarily closed the curtains on a decade of painful suspense. In this article, Open Briefing contributing analyst Kevjn Lim disassembles the agreement and assesses its implications for Iran and the wider region.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Nigerian Army kills Boko Haram fighters in air strike, political divisions reopen in Thailand, Iran and the P5+1 reach agreement, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence desks. Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Polish far-right groups turn violent, confidence in the Geneva talks between the P5+1 and Iran fading, and more.
Open Briefing has published a briefing paper calling for for more assertive diplomacy from Israel and a change in it’s current posturing, particularly in relation to the Palestinians, Iran and erstwhile allies, such as Turkey.
Open Briefing: Israel’s strategic neighbourhood is in flux and Netanyahu’s second government has responded with reactive cautiousness. However, this dynamic calls instead for more assertive diplomacy and therefore a change in Israel’s current posturing.