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Global Risk Bulletin | July 2020

Markus Korhonen 24 July 2020
24 July 2020    Markus Korhonen

Global Risk Bulletin | July 2020

In this edition of the Global Risk Bulletin, we discuss the nature and scale of the Black Lives Matter movement, assess the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have on the threat of terrorism, and provide an outlook for the implications of a recent border clash between India and China.

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In this edition of the Global Risk Bulletin, we discuss the nature and scale of the Black Lives Matter movement, assess the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have on the threat of terrorism, and provide an outlook for the implications of a recent border clash between India and China.

 

The Killing of George Floyd: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Goes Global

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Exploiting the pandemic: How Covid-19 may increase the threat of terrorism

Exploiting the pandemic- How Covid-19 may increase the threat of terrorism ArticleThe Covid-19 pandemic has demanded a shift in security and financial resources globally. While some militant groups have temporarily halted their activities, other groups such as Islamic State have attempted to use the pandemic conditions to further their cause. In this article we discuss how the economic impacts of the pandemic could create the conditions for an increased terrorist threat. Read the article

 

BAD NEIGHBOURS: THE INDIA-CHINA BORDER STANDOFF

BAD NEIGHBOURS- THE INDIA-CHINA BORDER STANDOFF ArticleIn May, for the first time in decades, clashes between border guards on a disputed boundary between India and China resulted in several fatalities. While both parties have suggested a peaceful resolution is preferable, domestically the leadership in each must appear firm in guarding their respective national interests. Here, we look at how the ongoing dispute is likely to develop. Read the article

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