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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.

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”…