- February 28, 2018
The dismissal of Saudi Arabia's top military chiefs and defence officials by King Salman will create uncertainty for contractors, but opportunities too.Read more
- February 26, 2018
China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure initiative offers former Soviet republics an opportunity to reduce Russian influence, but Central Asian countries could pay a high price.Read more
- January 16, 2018
Recent missile strikes against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia have major implications for the country’s corporate security environment.
- January 5, 2018
In 2018, the strategic rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia is likely to intensify, with inflammatory actions from both sides. Potential trigger-events are wide-ranging, but could include maritime incidents in the Arabian Sea or the Gulf, or missile strikes by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group (which Riyadh sees as an Iranian proxy) on targets in Saudi Arabia. The improvement of Houthi fire-control capability escalates this high-impact low-probability security threat.Read more
- December 20, 2017
The governments of Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkey have all sought to suppress their domestic lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities in recent months.