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The weekly briefing, 14 November 2017: Direct contact between Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr., cyber-attack group targets individuals and organisations critical of Vietnamese government, Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture remaining territory held by Islamic State

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Magazine reveals direct contact between Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. in lead up to 2016 US presidential election; Vietnam-based cyber-attack group targets individuals and organisations critical of Hanoi; Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture remaining territory held by Islamic State in Iraq; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 8 November 2017: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme, Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation, Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme; Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation; Robert Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president, clearing way for eventual succession of president’s wife, and more.

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The weekly briefing, 1 November 2017: Catalan leadership flees Spain, president of Iraqi Kurdistan to step down, militants kill 23 people in attack in Somalia

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Catalan leadership flees Spain after Madrid brings charges in aftermath of region declaring independence; president of Iraqi Kurdistan will step down on 1 November; militants kill 23 people in attack on hotel in Somalia; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 25 October 2017: Nicaragua signs Paris climate accord, Japanese prime minister re-elected, UK grapples with issue of returning ISIS fighters

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Nicaragua signs Paris climate accord, further isolating United States; Japanese prime minister re-elected for fourth term; United Kingdom grapples with issue of ISIS fighters returning from Syria; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 18 October 2017: Chinese Communist Party meets to decide future of the party, investigative journalist killed by car bomb in Malta, Iraqi Army takes key installations outside Kirkuk

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Chinese Communist Party meets to decide future of the party and country; investigative journalist killed by car bomb in Malta; Iraqi Army takes key installations outside northern city of Kirkuk after Kurdish peshmerga withdraw; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 10 October 2017: Liberia holds general election, deputy leader of main opposition party flees Cambodia, Egyptian security forces target members of the LGBT community

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Liberia holds general election to elect president and members of house of representatives; deputy leader of main opposition party flees Cambodia over fears of arrest; security forces target members of the LGBT community in crackdown in Egypt; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 3 October 2017: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood, security forces kill demonstrators during protests in Cameroon, relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Catalonia’s president claims region has won right to statehood following unofficial independence referendum; security forces kill demonstrators during independence protests in English-speaking parts of Cameroon; relations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad continue to deteriorate following independence referendum; and more.

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The weekly briefing, 12 September 2017: Unpredictability of Hurricane Irma complicates US response, Rohingya insurgents announce month-long ceasefire, Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue with 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.

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