- Situation Update Briefs
SUB: Extinction Rebellion Protests Will Bring Disruption To Urban Centres In August
Background The environmentalist activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) will hold various "Rebellions" this month in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and...
SUB: Mercer Vessel Attack Accelerates Instability In Persian Gulf; Threatens Trajectory Of Iranian Nuclear Talks
Key Takeaways The escalation of Israel and Iran's "shadow war" threatens to destabilise already fragile political environments in the region,...
SUB: Rising Water Insecurity Will Compound Regional Security Challenges
Key Takeaways On 26 July, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture imposed a six-month ban on the export of certain agricultural...
ALERT: France – Mandatory Vaccination Policy Sparks Anti-Vaccine Protests Nationwide
In a nationwide televised address on 12 July, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new package of measures intended to...
ALERT: Haiti – President Jovenel Moïse Killed in Apparent Assassination
On 7 July, President Jovenel Moïse was reportedly assassinated by a group of unidentified individuals in a targeted operation at...
ASTRA: Policy Risk is Falling Sharply in North America and The Middle East, While Rising for the Rest of the World
SUB: Israel – New Government Ends Economic Instability, but Tensions Over Key Policy Areas Remain
Overview On 13 June, the Knesset voted in a new coalition government, officially ending former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12...
SUB: US Power Grid Protection and Infrastructure Developments
Key Takeaways In April, the Biden administration launched a 100-day plan to upgrade power grid cyber security through a series...
ALERT: Belarus – Diversion of Civilian Flight Reflects Mounting Risk of Physical Threats to Foreign Firms
EVENT On 23 May Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka ordered a MiG-29 to escort a Ryanair passenger flight to Minsk in...