Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood following unofficial independence referendum; security forces kill demonstrators during independence protests in English-speaking parts of Cameroon; relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate following independence referendum; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: right-wing nationalist candidate and social liberal candidate likely to win first round of French presidential election in April; hearings begin at The Hague in Ukrainian suit against Russia; US president accuses predecessor of ordering wiretapping of his phone during presidential election; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Kenya withdraws troops from UN mission in South Sudan after UN commander sacked; over 200 people drown in two shipwrecks off coast of Libya; pro-government rallies in Malaysia against independent news website reportedly funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation; and more.
Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. Nigerian forces on high alert following increase in frequency of Boko Haram operations in Borno State, European Union and United States impose additional sanctions on Russia, Syrian army regains control of Halfaya from al-Nusra Front, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. World Cup 2014 commences in Brazil with no major reported incidents despite numerous protests, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant seizes large parts of Nineveh province and pushes further south towards Baghdad, meeting of Russian foreign minister and Finnish president fuels debate on NATO membership, 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.