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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

International Women’s Day 2021

“We all need to play our part” – Riskline’s Suzanne Sangiovese discusses leadership in the risk management sector to celebrate International Women’s Day

The consequences of COVID-19 vaccine inequality

Over half of the world’s countries have embarked on vaccination campaigns in a bid to halt the COVID-19 pandemic. Constraints to equal vaccination are, however, hindering the effectiveness of vaccination plans even within wealthier countries. Without equal distribution, there is a strong likelihood the pandemic will drag on further, impacting even those who are vaccinated.

South Korea’s lockdown-less response to COVID-19

South Korea’s recent responses to its third and most serious wave of COVID-19 show just how reluctant the government is to compromise the economy beyond a certain point by introducing lockdowns and other stringent restrictions in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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