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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: ISRAEL – SECOND LOCKDOWN WILL DEEPEN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY

OverviewIsraeli lawmakers voted on 10 September to implement fresh lockdown measures after the country recorded 4,038 new cases of Covid-19...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: RUSSIA – GERMANY: RISING POLITICAL INTOLERANCE COULD THREATEN RUSSIAN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Key TakeawaysThe poisoning of prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on 20 August has triggered widespread international condemnation. In particular,...
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WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: A NON-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTSWestern journalists and media companies operating in China are increasingly exposed to the risk of becoming...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: DRC – NEW COBALT INITIATIVE REFLECTS GROWING ESG PRESSURES

Key takeawaysThe launch of the Free Cobalt Alliance last week brings together mine operators, social enterprises and civil society groups...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: MEXICO – HOMICIDES SET FOR ANOTHER YEARLY RECORD: OUTLOOK AND SCENARIOS

Key takeawaysHomicides are expected to break another yearly record in 2020, as turf wars between rival cartels have intensified despite...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: THAILAND – RISK OF UNREST ON THE RISE AS ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS GATHER MOMENTUM

Key takeawaysThailand's military-backed government faces growing dissent from pro-democracy groups, as student-led protests have gained momentum in the past month....
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: HONG KONG – DOING BUSINESS IN A KEY BATTLEGROUND OF CHINA-US RIVALRY: OUTLOOK AND SCENARIOS

Key takeawaysInternational businesses operating in Hong Kong will increasingly be caught in the middle of the intensifying China-US rivalry. Financial...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: CHINA-US – TRADE DEAL AT A CROSSROADS: OUTLOOK AND SCENARIOS

Key takeaways China will not fulfil its obligations under the 'Phase One' trade agreement with the US. This is primarily...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF – LEBANON: EXPLOSION CAUSED BY GOVERNMENT NEGLIGENCE WILL DRIVE INSTABILITY

Key Takeaways The 4 August blast in Beirut have placed even greater financial pressures on Lebanon's government and its population at...
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PRESSURE TO RAISE ESG STANDARDS IS MOUNTING FOR CORPORATE JAPAN

Key Takeaways Japanese corporates are facing growing pressure from investors, the government, and the broader public to raise ESG (environmental,...
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SIBYLLINE SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: UK – RUSSIA. DEMOCRATIC AND FINANCIAL STRUCTURES REMAIN VULNERABLE TO INTERFERENCE

Key Takeaways The UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee published its report on Russian interference in British democratic processes on...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: MALI – POLITICAL INSTABILITY WILL UNDERMINE COUNTER-INSURGENCY EFFORT

Key TakeawaysMali will witness sustained protests and political instability in the weeks ahead, as opposition groups push for the creation...
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ALERT: HONG KONG – TIKTOK’S WITHDRAWAL HIGHLIGHTS FEARS OVER DATA PRIVACY AND CENSORSHIP UNDER NEW SECURITY LAW

EVENTTikTok, a popular video-sharing platform with over 150,000 users in Hong Kong, announced on 7 July that it will withdraw...
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NEW PRODUCT: The Cyber Quarterly Review

The Cyber Quarterly Review is a new product that seeks to provide a strategic-level and forward-looking assessment of key trends in...
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ALERT: HONG KONG – ELEVATED RISK OF DISRUPTIVE UNREST, AS BEIJING ADOPTS SECURITY LAW ON THE EVE OF HANDOVER ANNIVERSARY

EVENTAt 1800 hours (CST) on 30 June, China’s official news agency Xinhua released a statement confirming that President Xi Jinping...
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SPECIAL REPORT: After Covid-19 – The New Normal

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY• As the impact of the pandemic continues to unfold, its effects will be far from uniform in shaping...
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PODCAST: Navigating the Challenges of the COVID Era

Our US-based Director, Greg Hoobler, leads a conversation examining lessons for how security and intelligence leaders can continue to position...
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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – EAST AFRICA: Covid-19, Domestic Unrest and Ethnic Violence

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAcross East Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic is compounding a variety of underlying threats and creating a more volatile environment.While...
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SPECIAL REPORT. THE MIDDLE EAST – THE GULF: Covid-19 and Growing Policy Risk in the Gulf

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Countries across the Gulf are being hit by the dual shocks of an oil price crash and the...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF – New US Licensing Requirement Likely to Prompt Retaliation from China Against American Technology Companies

Key Takeaways• The US Commerce Department has expanded its foreign direct product rule to target Huawei Technologies' acquisition of American...