Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world. This week includes events in Ethiopia, South Africa, United States, Venezuela, North Korea, the Maldives, Belgium, Ukraine, Libya and Syria.
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.
A fortnightly series looking at how major events and issues are reported in Russian media. This week we examine the Kremlin's unexpectedly amiable response to Ukraine's presidential election, which a pro-Europe candidate won.