Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in DR Congo, Zimbabwe, United States, Ecuador, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Israel and Qatar.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: unpredictability of Hurricane Irma complicates US response to storm; Rohingya insurgents announce month-long ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to reach north-western Myanmar; Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue with Qatar on GCC crisis; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election for constituent assembly to rewrite the country’s constitution; Australian police disrupt terrorist plot to bring down aeroplane; al-Shabaab ambush and kill 23 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: French president’s party secures 61-seat working majority in elections for national assembly; Vietnam deports dissident blogger to France after stripping the dual national of Vietnamese citizenship; Saudi-led bloc delivers list of demands Qatar must meet to end its isolation; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: militant group takes over areas of southern Filipino city of Marawi and president declares state of emergency; United Kingdom experiences third terrorist attack in 75 days as it heads towards general election; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar; and more.
This intelligence brief for an international network of aid agencies and civil society organisation answers four intelligence requests related to Qatari aid and other finance in Sudan, as well as Qatar's policy towards South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and the architects of such policies.
Open Briefing: Minimising IMF financial support through access to Gulf State finance allows Morsi to craft new political narratives that reject views of Egypt as a US client state and redefines Egypt within a framework of Arab nationalism and centre-right political Islam.