Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including Tanzania, Tunisia, the United States, Peru, Bangladesh, the East China Sea, France, Ukraine, Egypt and Iraq.
The weekly briefing, 6 June 2017: Militant group takes over areas of southern Filipino city of Marawi, United Kingdom experiences third terrorist attack in 75 days, multiple countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
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.
The weekly briefing, 17 January 2017: Protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump, British prime minister to announce Brexit plan, Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump; British prime minister to announce high-risk Brexit plan; Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed to stop country becoming a drug haven; and more.
Weekly political and security risk update, 21 June 2016: US Senate votes down gun control measures; Britain gears up for EU referendum; Russia plans to maintain mliitary presence in Arctic
The first in a new series of weekly briefings covering political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: the US Senate has voted down four separate gun control measures in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people; the United Kingdom will shortly vote on its membership of the European Union against the backdrop of an increasingly antagonistic campaign and the shocking far-right murder of a pro-EU MP; Russia has announced it plans to maintain its military presence in the Artic region; and more from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Polar regions.
The weekly briefing, 16 June 2014
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.
Intelligence brief: Qatari aid, finance and foreign policy in Sudan
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.
Intelligence brief: The likelihood and potential impacts of alternative South Sudan oil pipelines
Open Briefing: Reports that construction of an alternative oil pipeline from South Sudan to Port Lamu, Kenya, will begin in October 2013 are overly optimistic and on-schedule pipeline construction is unlikely. However, Juba is highly likely to continue to seek alternatives to the existing pipeline to Port Sudan, Sudan.
Intelligence brief: The direction of travel for Turkish policy towards Sudan
Open Briefing: Turkey is likely to continue increasing economic and military links with Sudan, but high-profile political engagement with Sudanese officials will remain difficult for Ankara.