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KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Taiwan

Taiwan Soon after Russian forces entered eastern Ukraine in late February, there was much concern from the West that this would encourage China to enact the same “military operation” in Taiwan. Days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Biden administration sent a high-level delegation consisting of ex-defence officials to Taiwan to show support, amid the fears …

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KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Kyrgyzstan July 2022

Kyrgyzstan This month Kyrgyzstan held a summit for the Central Asian countries amid Russia’s declining role in the region. Leaders from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan joined Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in the resort town of Cholpon-Ata amid the growing unrest in the region. The summit took place just weeks after several dozen people were killed …

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KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Kosovo July 2022

Kosovo This move towards EU membership has undoubtedly angered neighbouring Serbia, which still refuses to recognise the sovereignty of its former province. Serbian President Alexander Vučić has vowed never to recognise Kosovo as an independent country and previously reacted strongly to rumours of EU membership and possible NATO applications. Threatening to deploy a “strong and …

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KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Bosnia and Herzegovina July 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina One of three current heads of state for Bosnia, Milorad Dodik, who has close ties with President Putin and is supportive of Russia, has become increasingly vocal about his secessionist aims. Dodik is a Bosnian Serb who served as both Prime Minister (1998-2001, 2006-2010) and President (2010-2018) of the Republika Srpska. During …

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