Global Forecast covid-19

As of the beginning of April, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached nearly every country, exceeding 1,000,000 cases worldwide and more than 65,000 deaths. Many countries have enacted travel bans, border closures, and lock-down restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the virus as it grows. While this is foremost a health and humanitarian crisis, the pandemic and global response creates a range of security risks. These include civil unrest, anti-foreigner violence, opportunistic and financially motivated crime, and cyber attacks, among others.

US Confirms Killing IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani in Air Strikes Near Iraq’s Baghdad International Airport on January 3 Please be Advised: The US Department of Defense (DoD) released a statement announcing that the US military, on the orders of the US President, Donald Trump, had taken “decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad” by

Focal Points in Syria

Executive Summary: On October 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed its troops towards northern Syria in line with a reported agreement between the Syrian government and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The development highlights the SDF’s willingness to negotiate with the SAA to receive their support to counter the Turkish Operation “Spring of Peace”