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Farmers’ protests in India: a never-ending conundrum

Despite a court stay order on recently introduced controversial farm laws in India, farmers’ protests have continued unabated due to vastly varying opinions of the BJP-led government and farmers’ unions which leaves little room for compromise during negotiations.

A short guide to post-Brexit travel

The end of the Brexit transition period, together with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the continent, brings a new level of complexity and uncertainty to travel between the UK and the EU.

COVID-19 Infection Risk Maps Updated

Around the world COVID-19 infection rates have increased significantly since we first introduced our infection risk maps due to improvements in mass testing, and the

Democracy in crisis: the US Capitol riot

Following the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump in a failed bid to upset his recent electoral defeat, the political turmoil of the preceding year shows no signs of abating.

Informer – 2021 Forecast

As a tumultuous year comes to an end, we look towards key global risks affecting travellers in 2021.

COVID-safe travel: Tips on rail and public transportation during the pandemic

Whether its long-distance rail or intercity public transport, travelling this holiday season can be a daunting task amid the ongoing pandemic. However, operators and passengers can take a few simple steps to make the journey safely despite these health concerns. Here are some tips that will help mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19 for those travelling this month.

Navigating through challenges and risks in the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble

The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble will allow quarantine-free travel for residents between the two countries from 19 April; but officials will continue to face the challenge of successfully segregating these travellers from those arriving from high-risk COVID-19 countries, while travellers will still face the risk of ad-hoc border closures.

2021 Quarter 2 Event Forecast

The first three months of 2021 have been incredibly turbulent. As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, several other major incidents have occurred including the military coup in Myanmar and the storming of the US Capitol. In this forecast, we highlight some of the key events to look out for in Quarter 2.

Islamist insurgency in Mozambique

A cycle of corruption, stalled development and heavy-handed government tactics have culminated in the establishment of Ansar al-Sunna, a Salafist militant organisation and affiliate of Islamic State-Central Africa Province (IS-CAP) in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province.

The 10th anniversary of the Syrian uprising

10 years on from the anniversary of the Syrian uprising which turned into a civil war, a political solution to the conflict appears impossible and the Syrian people continue to suffer as much as ever.

COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

Today marks one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11th March 2020. Over the past 12

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