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Israel-Palestine conflict: a never-ending cycle

Despite the recent ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, a more permanent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a pipe dream, with the cycle of violence likely to repeat.

COVID-19 Reports Update

We have updated our COVID-19 reporting to include more of the latest intelligence and data that you need to know to travel informed and safely.

Deadly unrest erupts across Colombia

Regardless of the ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia, demonstrators turned out in force for a national strike to denounce planned economic reforms in late April. Security forces have heavy-handedly responded to citizens who vented their grievances following months of COVID-19 restrictions.

Peru’s upcoming elections

A year into lockdown, the upcoming 6 June presidential election is as much a referendum on the COVID-19 crisis as it is a vote to maintain the status quo or shift left in a radical new direction.

Earth Day: Climate Change and its Risks

Among the numerous security risks travellers face in the modern world, a potentially devastating and destabilising force is the Earth itself, as risks associated with climate change often headline relevant reports by governments and private security firms alike.

Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics was envisioned to symbolise Japan’s recovery and renewal. Instead, it will become the first Olympic Games to be held amid a global pandemic without spectators at most venues.

The Delta variant: a blow to global COVID-19 recovery?

The Delta variant of COVID-19, which was first identified in India in December 2020, is widely expected to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming weeks and it appears set on derailing the reopening process worldwide, or at least making it as painful and costly as possible for most nations.

2021 Quarter 3 Forecast

As the halfway mark of a chaotic year approaches, we highlight some of the key risks to look out for across the globe in Quarter 3.

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