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Asia Pacific Security

Mr. Duterte’s Asia

Rodrigo Duterte, the Filipino firebrand president who has been known for his trademark public insults, has surprisingly announced an end to the US-Filipino military alliance.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Foreign investors under attack in Ethiopia

Foreign businesses in Ethiopia are being specifically targeted as violence grips the nation, threatening capital flight, ethnic violence and famine.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The battle for Mosul: What lies ahead

A few days from now, the Iraqi armed forces will start their biggest operation yet: The liberation of Mosul from ISIL forces. A guest post by former insurgent Roland Bartetzko.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The struggle for Libyan oil wells

The recent LNA offensive in the Gulf of Sirte comes as a stern reminder of the threat posed by the ongoing instability to Libya’s oil infrastructure.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Who are the Uyghurs and why do they scare China?

Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Iraq: future irredentism or national unity?

Iraq has been experiencing violent sectarian conflict since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The causes of these conflictual political and ideological positions in Iraqi society have roots in

Europe Security

Kurdistan Workers’ Party intensifies attacks in Turkey

The ongoing Kurdish separatist insurgency and the Turkish operation in Syria increase the risk of additional PKK-linked attacks throughout the country.

Security Technology and infrastructure

Russia-US cyber tensions show the true threat of cyberwar

Russia is now testing the limits of the current norm-based international regime that has thus far kept global cyberwar unrealized.

Latin America Security

The fight is on against organized crime in Central America

Due to the growing crime and violence plaguing the Northern Triangle region of Central America, composed of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the state Presidents have proposed a new regional plan for combating organized crime, which includes the creation of a regional police force

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Aleppo conflict faces risk of escalation

A tremendous battle has been going on for the past months in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. However, it should be stressed that the battle is much more a