A military junta has taken control of Burkina Faso in the name of public security, but such governments have rarely been capable of solving the long-term problems which lead to coups in West Africa in the first place.
While the Omicron COVID-19 variant has spurred another global outbreak wave less than a year after Delta, the milder effects of the strain, particularly on fully vaccinated individuals, means that global travel and the economy may recover quicker this time around.
After three weeks of border closures and citywide shutdowns, anti-government protesters have largely dispersed without achieving their primary goals, but have been emboldened by the support they received to continue their efforts.
Western leaders feel that they have limited options to meet Russian demands to halt the enlargement of NATO or threaten sanctions so may opt to force Ukraine to make concessions instead to avert war.
The swell of anti-government protests that erupted in Kazakhstan at the start of 2022 have triggered violent crackdowns and scared the government enough to seek foreign military assistance despite the risk of doing so.
Natural disasters, extremism, elections and social unrest will join the continuing impact of COVID-19 across the world as the major threats and disruptions to travellers in 2022 according to our team of expert analysts who have identified 10 key risks for the coming year.
The latest migrant crisis in Europe, initiated by Belarus on the Polish border, continues a growing trend of governments engineering such crises to force political concessions from neighbouring countries.
The emergence of The Resistance Front (TRF) militant group has significantly complicated an already-volatile security situation in India’s Jammu and Kashmir region.
Travel restrictions are being relaxed around the world, so dust off your passport and head out on an autumn city break.
Sudan appears set on becoming the new Egypt, with its recent coup, which has dealt a near-fatal blow to the country’s chances of establishing a democracy in the coming years.