- Situation Update Briefs
SUB: China – New Development Strategy Sets Lofty Economic Ambitions in the Face of Persistent Geopolitical Challenges
Key Takeaways China's lawmakers and top political advisors are set to formally adopt the new socio-economic development blueprint that has...
SUB: COVID-19 Vaccines: Challenges and Opportunities
Key Takeaways Optimism around Covid-19 vaccine development is giving way to logistical challenges in actioning complex immunisation programmes. Facing delays...
SUB: Japan & US – Renewed Bilateral Security Commitment Could Trigger Domestic Unrest and Sustain Tensions with Beijing
Key Takeaways The agreement to extend the bilateral cost-sharing arrangement on US forces stationed in Japan has raised concerns over...
ALERT: Myanmar – Military power seizure raises unrest risk and rocks investment climate
On 1 February, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar's military) detained State Counsellor and the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi...
SUB: Iran-South Korea – Vessel seizure drives tensions in final weeks of trump administration
Overview On 4 January, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz...
ALERT: Mozambique – Mass killing seeks to deter government militia recruitment
On 9 November, Mozambican security officials confirmed that Islamist insurgent group Ahl al-Sunnah wa alJamaa (ASWJ) executed at least 50...
SUB: Ethiopia – Conflict in the Tigray region: current situation and scenarios
Latest Developments since 6 November Fighting between the military and forces loyal to the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has...