In this month’s Global Risk Bulletin, we examine the rising threat of far-right extremism in the US and assess the underlying drivers of post-election violence in Indonesia. We also look at the challenges facing health facilities in the DRC amid ongoing attacks by local militias.
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THE GROWING THREAT FROM WITHIN: FAR-RIGHT EXTREMISM IN THE US
The attack against a California synagogue in April 2019 comes amid an uptick in fatal far-right attacks in the US over the last two years. In this article, we examine the nature of the far-right threat in the US, and trace the sources of support and inspiration for radicalised individuals, prompting them to act on their deadly ideologies.
RESULTS REJECTED: JAKARTA'S MAY 2019 RIOTS
In late May, thousands of supporters of opposition leader Prabowo Subianto demonstrated in Jakarta after he rejected the results of the general election. In this article, we explore the underlying tensions leading to the violent riots, which have already left eight people dead.
COMPLEX EMERGENCIES: CONFLICT AND DISEASE IN THE EASTERN DRC
As NGOs struggle to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC, intermittent attacks by local militias against treatment centres have exacerbated the situation. In this article, we assess who is behind the attacks and why they may be specifically targeting healthcare facilities.