Special Reports & Advisories
Brazilian Army to Take Over Policing Duties in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Army to Take Over Policing Duties in Rio de Janeiro

REPORT • Feb 2018

On 16 March 2018, Brazil’s federal government issued a decree to put the military in charge of the state of Rio de Janeiro’s local police and security services. President Temer has claimed that organised crime has all but taken over the state. Rio’s governor requested federal assistance after the world-famous Carnival season was marred by violence. General Walter Souza Braga Netto, who was widely praised for his part in co-ordinating security for the Olympics in 2016, will oversee operations. While the decree has been implemented, it needs to be approved by Congress to be validated for the longer term. If the decree passes, the military will remain on duty in Rio until at least the end of 2018.

Maldivian State of Emergency and Developing Risks.

Maldivian State of Emergency and Developing Risks.

REPORT • Feb 2018

A 15-day state of emergency was declared on 05 February by the Maldivian president, Abdulla Yameen. Large protests have been seen in the capital, Malé. Resort areas have experienced limited disruption.

Travel Information for Chinese New Year 2018

Travel Information for Chinese New Year 2018

REPORT • Feb 2018

The Lunar New Year, commonly called Chinese New Year, begins on 16 February 2018. Mainland China is not the only culture to celebrate the Lunar New Year at this time, with separate New Year celebrations also occurring in Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia.

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Weekly Risk Roundup – Week 07
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Weekly Risk Roundup – Week 07

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Week 06 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot
14th February 2018

Week 06 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot

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Weekly Risk Roundup – Week 06
9th February 2018

Weekly Risk Roundup – Week 06

Headlines From This Week Former-Prime Minister Sentenced in Bangladesh – Former-Prime Minister and current opposition leader in Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia, has been sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges. Zia and her...

Pyeongchang Olympics Risk Summary
5th February 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics Risk Summary

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