Riskline Informer

26 September 2017Anti-government protests erupt in Togo
A new wave of protests erupted nationwide against President Gnassingbé, but it has differences from previous bouts of unrest.
19 September 2017The humanitarian and political crisis in Rakhine state
The latest bout of violence in northern Rakhine marks the emergence of an armed Rohingya insurgency that threatens to seriously undermine any prospects for peace and stability in the state, especially in light of the military’s ongoing brutal crackdown on the Rohingya population.
13 September 2017Super storms as natural security threat
Catastrophic storm systems like hurricanes Harvey and Irma show how the environment can become a national security threat.
06 September 2017August 2017
August 2017 Round-up: important developments and what we’re tracking for next month.
28 August 2017Protests in Morocco’s Rif region
Protests continue across the Rif region as government takes a confused and contradictory approach to the valid concerns of local Berber residents.
23 August 2017The 'Trump factor' and the North Korean nuclear threat in the Pacific
The violent rhetoric of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un raises the stakes but does not substantially alter the risk of conflict in the region.
14 August 2017Nawaz Sharif’s resignation to trigger new protests in Pakistan
Protests are expected to intensify in the near-term following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ahead of new general elections in June 2018.
08 August 2017July 2017
July 2017 Round-up: important developments and what we’re tracking for next month.
01 August 2017Opposition supporters intend to keep up protest pressure on ruling party in Turkey
The Turkish government weighs responses as pro-democracy rallies by the opposition continue.
26 July 2017Border tensions between India and China likely to hinder bilateral economic relations
While the military stand-off between India and China over the Doklam region is unlikely to result in an armed conflict, it will hamper economic relations between the two countries in the medium-term.
18 July 2017Lessons from Petya: the threat of cyberattacks in Ukraine and beyond
The Petya cyberattack that hit Ukraine and 64 other countries on 27 June should be taken as a warning that the threat of further destructive cyberattacks goes far beyond Ukraine.
11 July 2017The growing terrorist threat in Southeast Asia
A recent string of attacks in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines highlights the growing influence of the Islamic State and its violent ideology.
03 July 2017June 2017
June 2017 Round-up: important developments and what we’re tracking for next month.
26 June 2017Security outlook in post-FARC Colombia
Despite the successful FARC demobilisation, the security situation in Nariño, Putumayo, Norte de Santander and Cauca departments is likely to worsen.
19 June 2017Public Safety Responses to a Terror Attack
Run, Hide...Then What? Government public safety response models under scrutiny.
11 June 2017Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis
Qatar faces major economic and political challenges amid a diplomatic crisis brought on by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other Arab states.
05 June 2017Islamist militants seize Mindanao's Marawi City
A large-scale attack by hundreds of Islamist fighters in Marawi City is symptomatic of Mindanao's problems and indicative of more security crises to come.
31 May 2017May 2017
May 2017 Round-up: important developments and what we’re tracking for next month.
22 May 2017Increasing US military intervention in Afghanistan
Egyptian Copts struggle to respond to the Islamic State’s declaration of war on them.
16 May 2017Terror threat forces Christians to make hard choices in Egypt
Egyptian Copts struggle to respond to the Islamic State’s declaration of war on them.
04 May 2017The THAAD conundrum
Predicting Seoul’s next steps ahead of the 9 May South Korean presidential election.
02 May 2017Duterte’s changing South China Sea policy
Philippines President Duterte’s pro-China policy risks an open confrontation with his country’s security establishment over his soft stance in the South China Sea.
27 April 2017Perpetual crisis in Venezuela
Maduro likely to stay in power despite growing protests.
18 April 2017The rise of vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe
After the Stockholm attack, the latest vehicle-ramming attacks are indicative of things to come in Europe.
7 April 2017Serbian Presidential Elections
Protests erupt following Vucic’s consolidation of power.
3 April 2017Hong Kong elections and 20th anniversary of handover
Hong Kong held Chief Executive (CE) elections on 26 March and is getting ready for the 20th anniversary of handover on 1 July.