Xi Returns to China’s Socialist Roots

When Xi Jinping took command of the Communist Party in late 2012 and proclaimed “only socialism can save China”, it was largely ignored as the perfunctory mention of an antiquated slogan – not to be taken literally in a modern-day, market-powered economy. But...

Gaza Strip-Military Forces To Increase Security

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) will likely maintain a heightened security posture in the country’s Southern District over the coming hours after it conducted airstrikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip. The IDF reportedly carried out the airstrikes in...

Surety Bonds – Benefits and Types

Stening Simpson were recently asked the benefits and types of Surety Bonds. Below is a brief summary. Benefits of Surety Bonds Surety Bonds are widely accepted form of contract security and accepted by the private sector, federal, state and local municipalities. Are...

Afghanistan Country Report – Taliban

Afghanistan – Executive Summary The speed of the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan during August 2021 has been driven in principle by the complete collapse of Afghan security forces. With no meaningful resistance from security forces, the Taliban leadership will...

Nigeria – Swiss National Kidnapped in Ogun State

Nigeria – Unidentified gunmen attacked a police-guarded vehicle convoy along the Ibese to Itori route in Ogun State. Following clashes between the gunmen and police, the assailants abducted a Swiss national and his driver. Two people were injured during the...