The first in a new series of remote-control warfare monthly briefings. US special forces deployed to Uganda to assist in tracking down the LRA, Kiev accused of hiring US private military company to suppress pro-Russian dissent, new Israeli intelligence-gathering and surveillance system demonstrated during Brazilian carnival, and more.
The weekly briefing, 20 January 2014
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Ugandan Army helping South Sudan fight rebels, Ukraine passes anti-protest legislation, new US Navy Arctic strategy calls for more icebreakers, and more.
Taking stock in Somalia
Open Briefing: After 20 years of failed statehood Somalia now shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. However, al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country's future.