Making sense of key developments around the world

The Riskline Informer is a series of analytical pieces interpreting and forecasting key political, security and social issues affecting global affairs.

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13 March 2020

COVID-19: How the outbreak has affected the world of sports

Worldwide travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak have triggered severe disruptions in the world of sports. These disruptions are certain to continue in the near-term as the number of cases increase worldwide and governments look to restrict the flow of people to curb the spread of the virus.

11 March 2020

Understanding the protests over Australia's restrictions for travellers from China

Australia's restrictions for travellers from China in response to the coronavirus outbreak have triggered protests by students and social activists in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. These demonstrations are likely to spread to other cities due to recent government warning that travel restrictions are likely to be extended further in the near-term.

06 March 2020

Are you meeting the security needs of your female travellers?

In light of International Women's Day on 8 March we want to remind businesses it's their moral and legal obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of all of their travellers.

05 March 2020

COVID-19: How the outbreak has affected global travel and how Riskline can help

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has impacted global travel tremendously since early February. While the initial stages of the outbreak was largely limited to China, it has now spread to over 83 countries across the world. The travel and hospitality industry has been particularly-hit by the outbreak. Given that COVID-19 has now reached a global dimension, Riskline stands ready to assist clients by providing the latest intelligence on the outbreak.

03 March 2020

The weaponization of the Syrian refugee crisis

Turkey has devised a clever, yet cynical, plan to try forcing the EU's hand on the Syrian refugee crisis. But Turkish leaders may be overestimating their leverage over the EU, while the EU is underestimating its own capabilities to manage the crisis. And Russia gets a “vote”, too.

12 February 2020

Politics over public health: how the coronavirus outbreak is adding fuel to anti-government sentiment in Hong Kong

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a growing sense of dissatisfaction among Hong Kongers, which is steadily intensifying an already-existing anti-government and anti-China narrative in the territory.