• Why China so interested in Myanmar? November 29, 2016 Philippe Morand Clashes between the Kokang rebels and Myanmar troops have forced civilians to flee. Myanmar’s army continues to battle ethnic armed groups in the north. Tatmadaw (the name of the Myanmar armed forces) have carried out several attacks close to the Chinese border these last few days. The situation led around 3000 people to shelter in the ... Read more...
  • “No need to use firearms, enough to use blade weapons” according to Abu Sulayman al-Firansi’s November 28, 2016 Philippe Morand - Lyon Risk Management ISIS militant Abu Sulayman al-Firansi (the “French) has been broadcasted in a new video, giving detailed instructions on how to conduct knife attacks in the West. He stated that there is no need to use firearms, enough to use blade weapons,demonstrating techniques on hostage in the video. (Source IntelCenter) Lyon Risk Management Assessment Last week, the U.S. State Department ... Read more...
  • Turkey : DHKP-C threatening a total war to AKP November 26, 2016 vincent Read more...
  • Kashmir: An ego conflict on the top of the world November 15, 2016 vincent India and Pakistan fought 4 times for Kashmir since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947. The area is seen of vital importance for both countries. The Indus river, as any other rivers that irrigate the Punjab plain in Pakistan, goes through Kashmir. Control the Kashmir and you control the water. But it is mainly ... Read more...
  • Africa adopts a Charter to secure its seas October 17, 2016 vincent 31 of the 53 countries present at the extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) adopted on Saturday “the African Charter on Marine Security and Development”. The summit, held in Lomé, capital of Togo, was to find how to jointly fight against piracy, drug and weapons smuggling and human trafficking along the African shores. One of ... Read more...
  • Kidnapping Risk June 20, 2016 Philippe Morand Summary The threats that are more and more of concern to Western companies working in emerging countries are abduction of their employees and political violence, including terrorism. In recent years these threats have become globalised and far more complex than before: although the motivations are, in most cases, purely villainous, the technique of kidnapping seems increasingly ... Read more...
  • Duties and obligations of the employer towards its expatriates and its business travelers June 15, 2016 Philippe Morand Security constraints related to international mobility of companies’ employees have changed significantly in recent years. Faced with terrorist attacks or abductions, business travellers and their families have sought the employer’s liability in the courts as to obtain compensation for damages. Several judgments in France have set legal precedent(1). They pose the conditions in which the employer’s responsibility ... Read more...