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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24 July 2020

The rise of Hunger Crimes in Beirut: side effects of a pandemic-triggered economic crisis

With the country reeling from an economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by long-standing institutional leakages, crime rates have gone up significantly in Beirut and other major cities.

17 July 2020

Lower COVID-19-related mortality rates in the United States: why and what does it mean?

While confirmed cases across the United States continue to rise significantly, official deaths have thus far not followed suit, perhaps pointing to a considerably lower mortality rate than initially estimated.

15 July 2020

How COVID-19 is making Egyptian summers hotter

Our analyst on the ground gives an account on some of the peculiar ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected life in Egypt.

10 July 2020

Food supply disruptions in the United States during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity in the United States (US) due to a combination of production disruption and overnight changes in consumer demand.

07 July 2020

Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Implications and Consequences

While China maintains that the law is essential for securing Hong Kong’s economic and political stability, there are serious concerns that it undermines the territory’s autonomy.

03 July 2020

Travel bubbles: the latest travel trend in the age of COVID-19

As more neighbouring countries create travel bubbles with one another, the next few months will likely see more travellers reach their destinations on cars, buses and trains rather than large planes.