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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF – Increased Media Restrictions to Drive Long-Term Governance Concerns

Key Takeaways • The spread of Covid-19 has provided leaders in numerous countries in the region an opportunity to enhance...
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SPECIAL REPORT – The Levant: Covid-19, Economic Uncertainty and Domestic Unrest

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Middle East, and Levant in particular, has been consistently volatile in recent months with protests triggered by...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Right-wing Extremism Trends in Europe

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   • Latent threat from right-wing extremists has become increasingly more visible in Western Europe in recent years, with...
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Europe and the Pandemic: Considerations under the “New Normal”

Amid the ongoing discussions surrounding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe, we take a look at some of...
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PODCAST: NO LOCKDOWN HERE – COVID & FINANCIAL CRIME

Our COO Tamara Makarenko has a conversation with leading financial crime experts Samantha Sheen and Payal Patel, about the impact...
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WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: A NON-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE

Developments this week highlight the endurance of Islamist insurgencies in the Philippines and Burkina Faso, sustaining the risk of attacks...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF – EAST ASIA: COVID-19 OUTBREAK PRECIPITATES DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING, DRIVING SECURITY, COMPLIANCE AND REPUTATION RISKS

Key Takeaways While South Korea has affirmed its status as a regional democratic bastion by holding a free and fair...
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SPECIAL REPORT: NORTH AFRICA

COVID-19, FOOD INSECURITY AND DOMESTIC UNREST IN NORTH AFRICA North Africa already suffers from elevated levels of anti-government sentiment, largely...
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AFTER THE VIRUS – LEADERSHIP LESSONS

Three renowned global security leaders share their insights on how to be prepared to emerge from the disruption of COVID,...
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SITUATION UPDATE BRIEF: CYBER

Governments exploit COVID-19 to enhance surveillance capabilities. Growing numbers of reports in recent weeks indicate that the governments of China, the...
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WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: A NON-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE

In France, the persistent risk of rudimentary terrorist attacks was demonstrated this week by a fatal stabbing, while in Colombia,...
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WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: A NON-COVID UPDATE

Tit-for-tat punitive actions between the US and both China and Iran are set to continue, though any direct physical confrontation...
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BUSINESSES FORCED TO CLOSE AMID LOCKDOWN MEASURES, DRIVING UNCERTAINTY

On 23 March the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a series of new stringent containment measures that essentially put...
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COVID-19 AFTER THE VIRUS

Introduction Although the Covid-19 virus continues to spread in Western Europe and the US, operational responses are largely in place...
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AFTER THE VIRUS – WHAT NEXT?

Do you want to know about squiggle theory, why W matters to U, the VERUCA world, why Belarus matters, and...
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What You May Have Missed: A Non-Covid Update

  The threat of disruptive social unrest remains elevated in India and Chile, following protests in their respective capitals in recent...
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GUYANA: POLITICAL INSTABILITY TO SUSTAIN POLICY RISK FOR OIL COMPANIES

On 12 March, a partial vote recount of the ballots casted in the Region Four on the 2 March general...
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ATTACK ON IRAQI BASE RE-ESCALATES TENSIONS AMID GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY

 On 11 March, roughly 18 Katyusha rockets struck the al-Taji military base, roughly 35 km north of Baghdad, which hosts...
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Sign up to receive COVID-19 insight straight to your inbox! Following client requests we have instituted a stream of reporting...
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Approximate Range of North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles

A recently-leaked UN Security Council report states that North Korea continued to develop its missile and nuclear programmesthroughout 2019, despite...