HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 7 August 2020
August 7, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 7 August 2020

US sanctions Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 10 other senior Chinese officials; Carrie Lam announced territory-wide COVID-19 testing in two weeks; diplomatic tensions ratchet up with France, Germany, Japan, and the UK. We assess the threat in the week ahead.

SNAPSHOT: Recent explosions across military bases in Iraq to escalate tensions with geopolitical rivals Israel and US
August 6, 2020

SNAPSHOT: Recent explosions across military bases in Iraq to escalate tensions with geopolitical rivals Israel and US

Two explosions that took place at military bases near the capital, Baghdad, to raise geopolitical tensions with rivals the US and Israel. We assess the threat.
Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 3 August 2020
August 4, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 3 August 2020

In this week's Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly—a joint collaboration between us and Cyjax—we cover:  

  • A date breach at cosmetics brand Avon
  • Malware campaigns targeting Apple's macOS platform
  • The FBI issuing a malware security alert 
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR  31 July 2020
July 31, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 31 July 2020

Opposition candidates disqualified from running in LegCo elections; Lam government tightens restrictions to harness resurgence of COVID-19 cases; restrictions focused on maritime, aviation and land-based supply chain operators; and diplomatic tensions ratchet up with New Zealand and the European Union entering the fray. We assess the threat in the week ahead.


SNAPSHOT: Agreement on economic recovery package represents a major success for EU unity
July 30, 2020

SNAPSHOT: Agreement on economic recovery package represents a major success for EU unity

The deal reached among EU leaders to establish a recovery fund is both a symbolic and political success. 
SIM REPORT: SOUTHEAST ASIA, ISSUE 7
July 30, 2020

SIM REPORT: SOUTHEAST ASIA, ISSUE 7

This Sub-regional Intelligence Monitor (SIM) report looks at:

Vietnam: Business risks for media firms likely to rise amid economic fallout from pandemic, ahead of party congress

Philippines: Manila’s shift in South China Sea policy amid COVID-19 fallout and Chinese maritime activities will determine anti-Chinese protest risks

ETHIOPIA: Rising nationalist sentiment presents elevated security risks in three-month outlook
July 29, 2020

ETHIOPIA: Rising nationalist sentiment presents elevated security risks in three-month outlook

This SIM report assesses the security implications of recent nationalist Oromo protests in Ethiopia, the growing political risks in Malawi, and violent attacks on foreign truck drivers in South Africa.  
Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 27 July 2020
July 27, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 27 July 2020

In this week's Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly—a joint collaboration between us and Cyjax—we cover:  

  • COVID-19 scams and attacks update
  • Telegram group providing credentials for online bank accounts
  • Chinese APT targeting India and Hong Kong
  • Sino-US tensions worsen over espionage incidents

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 24 July 2020
July 24, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 24 July 2020

Numerous pro-democracy protest events commemorating the 2019 Yuen Long attacks; diplomatic tensions escalating between Beijing and the West; and COVID-19 subduing public rallies. We assess the threat in the week ahead.