Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: The Gambia’s president defeated in election after 22 years in power; Colombia’s congress approves revised peace deal with FARC rebel group; violence escalates between rival militias in Libyan capital after heaviest fighting seen in city in two years; and more.
The weekly briefing, 17 February 2014
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for car bomb near Mogadishu’s international airport, Student protests turns violent in Venezuela, China and Taiwan hold historic high-level talks, and more.
The weekly briefing, 18 November 2013
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence desks. Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Polish far-right groups turn violent, confidence in the Geneva talks between the P5+1 and Iran fading, and more.
Dossier: Domestic drivers of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands confrontation
Open Briefing: Our analysis of the domestic drivers of and constraints on the various parties in the recurring Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands confrontation reveals they do not lock in armed conflict but, instead, support considerable diplomatic flexibility.