- Daily Brief
- December 13, 2019
Burkinabe citizens are grappling with the consequences of a recent spike in militant violence.
Regional governments will struggle to halt a spike in petro-piracy and kidnap for ransom schemes.
The southward expansion of Islamist groups threatening to destabilise the entire West African region.
Iran’s seizures of UK-flagged oil tankers in the Gulf have raised the heat for all parties concerned.
The ISIS-backed attacks appear to have succeeded in reigniting communal tensions.
The spike in multilateral naval engagements excluding China has not gone unnoticed in Beijing.
The extremist group will remain a threat to Kenya until its conscription tactics are addressed.
Ties between the two fundamentalist groups are concerning but the depth of cooperation is uncertain.
Conflict is escalating in the country’s north, which has been riddled with violence since 2012
The Attack class may still be in service in sixty years, leaving Canberra with no room for error.
The extremist group is entrenched in the peninsula. It will take more than force to oust them.
The Eid ceasefire demonstrated the viability of peace – but it weighs numerous competing interests.