Tag: <span>Security</span>

Covid-19 spread risk in the African continent

On 14 February 2020, the Egyptian health authorities officially confirmed a Covid-19 case in Egypt, the first in the country and in the entire African continent. The patient, a Chinese citizen travelling to Egypt, was identified upon entering the country during the health screenings currently in force at all Egyptian international airports. Since the beginning […]

Instability and security issues in the Latin American region

Background The events of 2019 are again indicative that Latin America is one of the world’s most violent areas. The record number of killings in Mexico, increased armed group activity and protests in Colombia, the overthrow of the government in Bolivia, the Venezuelan crisis and the ongoing turmoil in Chile are just some of the […]

United States – Iran tensions: possible regional and global repercussions

The center of recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran is in the Middle East region and specifically in Iraq where – in the aftermath of the killing of Genarale Qassem Soleimani and the attack carried out by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps – IRGC against the bases of Ayn al-Asad and […]

Colombia: social protests and possible security-related challenges

Since 21 November 2019, protests have been held throughout the country against the current government’s employment, welfare and security policies. Demonstrations mostly affect the main urban centres, including the capital Bogotá, Cali, Medellin and Cartagena and have often resulted in acts of violence, vandalism and clashes with the police (that have frequently used force to […]