Analysis: Kathmandu Bombings and General Strike Highlight Growing Insurgency Threat Posed by Maoist Splinter Group

Description A series of explosions in the capital Kathmandu along with unrest linked to a general strike late last month have again raised the specter of terrorism and insurgency in Nepal. The events have been linked to the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist-Chand (CPN-Chand) offshoot and followed a sporadic but disturbing pattern of similar […]

Analysis: Sabotage of Tankers off Fujairah Highlights Increased Threat to Shipping amid Escalating Gulf Tensions but Culprits Yet to be identified

Description Four oil product tankers were damaged on 12 May in what have been described as acts of sabotage in the Fujairah anchorage No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents and officials have not identified the culprits but suspicion has fallen on Iran-backed Houthi rebels or Iraqi Shiite militias The incident comes amid escalating […]

Analysis: Violent Riot Breaks Out in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge Region as Ethnic Tensions Escalate due to Hydro-Electric Development Project

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 24/04/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Executive Summary On 21 April, a riot broke out in the Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia, where the government is constructing a hydroelectric power plant in the face of local opposition. This outbreak of […]

Analysis: Large-Scale Flooding Triggers Humanitarian Crisis in Iran whilst Mismanagement and International Sanctions Inhibit Relief Efforts

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 16/04/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Description The Islamic Republic of Iran has seen a period of extensive flooding over the last month which has led to significant loss of life and caused widespread infrastructural damage. The crisis has […]

Analysis: Sharp Increase in Cholera Cases Fuels Fears of Disease Spread as Conflict Intensifies

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 28/03/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Description Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) announce that cholera cases are once again increasing across Yemen. Data shows a significant increase in cases in the governorates of Amran, Hajjah, Ibb and Taiz. The intensification […]

Analysis: Country Reels following Christchurch Mosque Attack but Terrorism Threat Remains Low

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 06/02/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Description Killing of 50 people in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch prompts reflection on far-right extremism and gun ownership in New Zealand. The national terrorism threat level was raised from low to […]

Analysis: EU Announces Special Purpose Vehicle to Facilitate trade with Iran

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This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 06/02/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Executive Summary On 31st January, 2019 the European Union introduced a new payment system known as INSTEX to circumvent US sanctions and facilitate trade between member states and Iran. The system is in […]

Expert Analysis: Political Instability & Business Continuity in the Oil Sector

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Drum Cussac’s Arthur Michelino takes a closer look at the challenges to organisational continuity in the oil industry in the face of political and social unrest, with a particular focus on the Iraqi protests of summer 2018.

5 Surprisingly LGBTQ+ Friendly Countries

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Supporting your LGBTQ+ business travellers is an integral part of fulfilling your duty of care responsibilities. Therefore, staying up to date with changing laws and regional attitudes is essential in order to guarantee their safety and wellbeing.

Female Solo Travellers in Latin America

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Solo female travellers face risks wherever they travel and more so in some locations than others. Despite not featuring highly in rankings of the most dangerous places, Latin America is still full of risks. Global Operations Officer, Mikel Irizar offers some insights.