Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Magazine reveals direct contact between Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. in lead up to 2016 US presidential election; Vietnam-based cyber-attack group targets individuals and organisations critical of Hanoi; Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture remaining territory held by Islamic State in Iraq; and more.
Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. Ebola continues to destabilise a number of West African countries, little progress made in dialogue between North and South Korea, attentions turn to Lebanon in balancing regional sectarian threat, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Removal of Bogota’s mayor threatens Colombia’s peace process, Ukraine signs EU partnership agreement as Putin signs annexation of Crimea, Russia holds large-scale military exercises along border with Finland, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Joe Biden cautiously reassures South Korea of US commitment to Asia-Pacific, protests continue in Ukraine as government survives a no-confidence vote, Lebanese city of Tripoli placed under military control, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Central African Republic on verge of genocide, Ukraine delays signing EU association agreement, double suicide bombing targets Iran's Beirut embassy, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence desks. Includes Al-Shabaab's video threat against British Muslim leaders and the string of bombings that threatens Burma’s reformist efforts.
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.