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.
Maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea
The Gulf of Guinea, off the south coast of West Africa, has recently surpassed the more infamous Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia in East Africa, as the epicentre of maritime insecurity. This intelligence brief explores the drivers of the problem and the complex nature of the challenges and possible responses, and sets out forecasts for maritime insecurity in the region in 2014.