In August we received the first reports of the Rohingya people’s mass exodus from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. The unrest in parts of Myanmar is not a new development, but what is noteworthy is the timing of its escalation. This hotspot article looks at why the conflict has escalated at this point in time and who benefits from the turmoil within Myanmar.
Which conflicts will concern us this year? The annual analysis provides plausible answers to this question. In addition, new risk zones will be revealed and the development of ongoing crises assessed. Our partner, Conias Risk Intelligence, has contributed informative risk maps to the annual analysis, which contain de-tailed information about risk levels.