HEADLINES

  • Russia to defend core Syrian government areas

    US officials first alluded publicly to the deployment of additional Russian forces into Syria on 4 September, claiming that new housing under construction at Latakia airport, also known as Bassel al-Assad International Airport, could billet up to 1,000 military personnel. By 16 September, Washington

  • Syrian government no longer controls 83% of the country

    Territory fully controlled by President Assad’s forces has shrunk by 18% between 1 January and 10 August 2015 to 29,797 km2, roughly a sixth of the country, according to the latest data insights produced by IHS Conflict Monitor. In a recently televised speech, President Assad admitted it was

  • Islamic State territory shrinks by 9.4% in first six months of 2015

    The Islamic State’s recent successes in Palmyra and Ramadi came at the expense of significant territorial losses elsewhere, leading to an overall reduction in the territory controlled by the Islamic State of 9.4% in the first six months of 2015. The group’s ‘Caliphate’ now

  • Nuclear deal likely to temporarily increase Iranian political stability, cause escalation of Iraqi and Syrian proxy war

    Iranian diplomats have told media that a draft nuclear agreement has been reached with the P5+1 countries in Vienna on 14 July. The agreement will gradually allow investment in Iran's economy, Saudi Arabia and Turkey will likely attempt to maximise their gains in Iraq and Syria in the short term,

  • Growing device connectivity affects security

    IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security is pleased to announce the re-launch of IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR) following consultations with our customers about their evolving requirements. JIR is published continuously online, with content appearing as soon as it has been edited. It is also

  • Intelligence fusion concept gains adherents

    IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security is pleased to announce the re-launch of IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR) following consultations with our customers about their evolving requirements. JIR is published continuously online, with content appearing as soon as it has been edited. It is also

  • Mapping shows terrorism risk increase in Cairo

    IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security is pleased to announce the re-launch of IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR) following consultations with our customers about their evolving requirements. JIR is published continuously online, with content appearing as soon as it has been edited. It is also

  • US-Mexican border security remains key issue

    IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security is pleased to announce the re-launch of IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR) following consultations with our customers about their evolving requirements. JIR is published continuously online, with content appearing as soon as it has been edited. It is also

  • Syrian military and ISIS have been ‘ignoring’ each other on the battlefield

    The Syrian military and the Islamic State have been ‘ignoring’ each other on the battlefield, according to information from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (IHS JTIC) database. The figures suggest that the Islamic State and Assad’s security forces have embraced

  • Beheading of journalist highlights IS intent to goad US into broader conflict

    EVENT The Islamic State (IS) issued a video on 2 September showing the beheading of US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, apparently by the same IS operative who had beheaded James Foley two weeks ago. The IS said that the killing was in response to US raids against Amerli, Zummar, and the Mosul

  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claim responsibility for missile attack in the Gaza Strip

    IN A STATEMENT released on 2 August, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, politically affiliated with Fatah, claimed responsibility for firing seven missiles at Israeli military forces in the Shujaiyya neighbourhood in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip earlier that day, Maan News Agency reported.

  • Country Risk Watch - April 2014

    Security crackdown will not stop anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela University students and civil society groups are likely to continue staging anti-government protests and roadblocks in Venezuela, despite incumbent president Nicolás Maduro's calls for dialogue. The protests, which Maduro has

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