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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11 June 2020

How to protest safely during a pandemic

Participating in protests during the COVID-19 pandemic can be unsafe due to the risk of spread of infection. By understanding these risks, people can now find safer ways to protest and continue supporting the causes they care about.

08 June 2020

Uprising: George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement inspire protests across the world

Continuing a series of articles examining racial discrimination, police brutality and mass protesting, we explore the global dimension of the George Floyd protests since it started in the United States.

05 June 2020

SARS vs. COVID-19: Old Lessons and New Challenges

Despite SARS having a higher fatality rate, COVID-19 has proved to be much more difficult to contain and has resulted in a greater number of fatalities and related social and economic repercussions.

02 June 2020

Uprising: anti-police brutality protests in the United States

In the first in a series of articles examining racial discrimination, police brutality and mass protesting, we look at the George Floyd protests as the latest – and unlikely to be the last – episode in the history of a country gripped by violence sparked by police killings of people of colour.

29 May 2020

Kenya: COVID-19 lockdown measures facilitate increase in police violence

Measures and restrictions triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19 have laid the ground for increased police violence in Kenya, resulting in over a dozen fatalities, threatening to overtake the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus infection itself.

27 May 2020

Test, trace and isolate: Iceland's simple secrets to fighting COVID-19

Iceland is one of the world's few success stories when it comes to fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, utilising a simple textbook strategy of testing, contact tracing and isolation.