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.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: French president’s party secures 61-seat working majority in elections for national assembly; Vietnam deports dissident blogger to France after stripping the dual national of Vietnamese citizenship; Saudi-led bloc delivers list of demands Qatar must meet to end its isolation; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: UNICEF and UNHCR warn that conflict has displaced over two million children in South Sudan; civil unrest continues in Venezuela after president signs executive order setting outs plans to rewrite country’s constitution; head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed in joint US-Afghan special forces operation; and more.
Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. This month: increasing pressure from United States risks China hastening land reclamation projects to cement territorial claims in South China Sea; Hungary’s far-right party on the rise; Syrian rebels make significant gains in government territory but Islamic State poses looming threat; and more.
Monthly intelligence briefing on transnational organised crime from Dr Mary Young. This month's spotlight on Asia and the Pacific includes details of efforts to tackle transnational organised crime gangs, which are to blame for the increase in environmental crime in Asia.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Mali peace talks begin in Algiers as French military operation in Sahel region expands, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine, Asian icebreakers move into the Arctic, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. African leaders declare war on Boko Haram, end of winter in Afghanistan marks beginning of Taliban’s spring offensive, Western sanctions threaten Russian Arctic development, and more.
In this article from Open Briefing, Maitreya Buddha Samantaray argues that local governments should be able to effectively deal with the insurgency in the southern Philippines despite the recent intensification in activities by the New People's Army.