The following are samples and/or extracts:
July 2018: This report is a short extract of Le Beck’s special reports on aviation security in the Middle East. This extract focuses on anti-aircraft weapons in the hands of some of the various militias operating in the region.
January 2018: While the protests have shaken the Iranian establishment, the regime still has many ways to crackdown, water down, and eventually mute the demonstrations. After initially being hesitant as to how to address the protests, in part due to efforts by conservatives to exploit the movement, statements blaming foreign enemies, including from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and frequent pro-government rallies signals a more decisive mobilisation of the regime.
January 2017: New infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continues to be reported in Saudi Arabia, as well as other areas in the Middle East and globally (although the latter are primarily exported cases). However, improved responses and procedures, particularly in medical facilities, contributed to a 48.6% decline in new cases from 457 in 2015 to 235 in 2016. Notably, there is no apparent link between outbreaks and the Hajj.
US & MENA – President-Elect Donald Trump
January 2017 – Trump will be kicking off his presidency with some notably controversial cabinet picks. For those across the globe, there is legitimate concern regarding how these appointments, who assist the president in formulating policy, will impact decisions. The fact is that US actions can and will directly impact security and stability in the Middle East, whether for the better or for the worse. As a Gulf-based security and risk management advisory company, it is important for us and our clients to understand how this might unfold. This report, therefore, is intended to be a primer for Trump’s foreign policy-related cabinet picks, listed in alphabetical order of appointed position.