What is ahead for Eastern Europe?
Increasing armed activities have been reported in the Donbas region since early April. After a steep decrease in numbers for the first half of 2020, casualties, battles, and remote explosions have been trending up once again since August. The situation has particularly deteriorated in 2021. While 30 Ukrainian soldiers have died in the whole of 2020, 11 were killed in action in February 2021 alone.
In the Preview of April, Safeture's Analytical Team write about the Yemen humanitarian crisis | Fragile security situation in northeast DR Congo | Clashes in Fashaga Triangle escalate ongoing Ethiopia-Sudan tension | Locust outbreak threatens food security in Kenya | Crack within ruling party leads to Nepal’s political turmoil | Widespread discontent triggers regular protests in Haiti | Disease Watch: Ebola | Polio | COVID-19
Myanmar struggles to leave ghosts of coups amid military takeover. Border hostilities threaten regional stability in East and Horn of Africa. Signs of escalation in Afghan conflict as the government prepares for Taliban’s spring offensive. China puts annual parliamentary sessions back on track as pandemic subsides.
Preview of February: Covid-19 to put a damper on Lunar New Year celebrations in Asia as cases surge Central African Republic’s violence highlights fragile government authority Flooding in parts of Malaysia raises concerns of Leptospirosis Kabul sees uptick of violence despite peace talks Continuous risk of kidnap for ransom in Nigeria Political and civil unrest rock the US
The team at Safeture presents a special preview edition to give an idea on what to expect for all main continents of the world in 2021. From a new president in the Oval Office to the withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan as well as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our team of analysts in Brazil, Malaysia and Sweden will not only seek to connect the dots, but also take a step back to reflect on some of the biggest events of 2020.