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Transnational organised crime monthly briefing, December 2014: Spotlight on the Americas

The first in a new series of monthly intelligence briefings on transnational organised crime from Dr Mary Young. This month's spotlight on the Americas includes details of a drug smuggling trial of four French citizens that highlights corruption and human rights abuses in Dominican Republic’s judiciary.

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The monthly briefing, December 2014: Civilian rule returns to Burkina Faso, concern over Russia’s territorial expansion, conflict with Islamic State increasingly complex

The first in a new series of monthly political and security risk briefings that have replaced our weekly updates. This month: civilian rule returns to Burkina Faso but armed forces retain considerable power; concern over territorial expansion after Russia signs treaty with Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia; conflict with Islamic State in Syria becomes increasingly complex; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 6 October 2014: Violence escalates in Libya, Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue, British aid worker beheaded by Islamic State

Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. Violence escalates in Libya as rival ‘governments’ vie for military and political dominance, Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue despite violence against demonstrators, British aid worker Alan Henning beheaded by Islamic State in Syria, and more.

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