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Insight Reports

Kenya Advisory Note: Laikipia and Baringo Situation Report

Laikipia and Baringo Counties have experienced a significant increase in the threat posed to expatriate personnel over the past month, following a surge in inter-communal attacks, cattle rustling and invasions of private ranches and conservancies by armed herders. Read more about the regional impact of the crisis and the government’s

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Saudi Arabia Bi-Weekly Summary Report

Recent reporting suggests an intensification of the border conflict on the Yemeni-Saudi frontier, in line with the broader escalation of fighting in Yemen. Notably, on 15 February, Houthi forces announced that they had fired a ballistic missile towards Abha Regional Airport in the Asir border region of Saudi Arabia. Saudi

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: JANUARY 2017 REPORT

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of November and December 2016, as well as the start of January 2017. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for ransom activity and where known, the outcome or resolution

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: JANUARY 2017 REPORT

Check out Constellis’ latest Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report. In this issue, Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of November and December 2016, as well as the start of January 2017. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for

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Mozambique Bi-Monthly Summary

For the period of 16 to 31 January 2017, there were 35 critical incidents in Mozambique, resulting in 50 deaths and 11 arrests. The spike in casualties is attributed to the severe weather that has affected large areas of the country over the past two weeks. Read the full Mozambique

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Yemen Monthly AVSEC Trend Analysis

On Jan. 11, Houthi rebels conducted an artillery strike in the Kirsh district of Lahij targeting Hadi government forces. The attack occurred directly beneath a major flight path but caused no reported disruptions to commercial aviation.   Read more in our Yemen Monthly AVSEC Trend Analysis.

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Yemen Monthly AVSEC Trend Analysis

On Jan. 11, Houthi rebels conducted an artillery strike in the Kirsh district of Lahij targeting Hadi government forces. The attack occurred directly beneath a major flight path but caused no reported disruptions to commercial aviation.   Read more in our Yemen Monthly AVSEC Trend Analysis.

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Iraq Monthly Insight Report Nov. 2016

The increase in high-profile attacks in Baghdad throughout November is likely the result of IS responding to the ongoing campaign to liberate Mosul. Furthermore, on 26 November, a law regarding the legal status of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) was ratified in the Council of Representatives. According to the law,

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Iraq Monthly Insight Report Nov. 2016

The increase in high-profile attacks in Baghdad throughout November is likely the result of IS responding to the ongoing campaign to liberate Mosul. Furthermore, on 26 November, a law regarding the legal status of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) was ratified in the Council of Representatives. According to the law,

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: NOVEMBER 2016 REPORT

Check out Olive Group’s latest Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report. Our November 2016 issue covers global kidnapping incidents, trends and K&R hotspots at the regional, national and provincial level over the months of September, October and early November of this year. In this issue, we bring insight into the kidnap

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: NOVEMBER 2016 REPORT

Check out Olive Group’s latest Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report. Our November 2016 issue covers global kidnapping incidents, trends and K&R hotspots at the regional, national and provincial level over the months of September, October and early November of this year. In this issue, we bring insight into the kidnap

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Iraq Weekly Insight Report

Activity levels in the North Region spiked in Iraq as a result of the commencement and subsequent expansion of the ground offensive in Mosul. Meanwhile, across the south, activity levels increased following outbreaks of tribal violence in Maysan and Dhi Qar. Read more in our Iraq Weekly Insight Report..

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Iraq and South-East Turkey Trend Analysis

Despite several attacks by IS and PKK forces, Iraqi and Turkish units were able to advance against such adversary groups throughout the mid-September to mid-October period. Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also announced the formal initiation of the long-awaited Mosul offensive to retake the city from IS forces. Read more

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Travel Security: Maintaining a Low Profile While Abroad

Olive Group Vice President of Crisis Response, Mark Harris, discusses the importance of travel security and maintaining a low profile when visiting an unfamiliar area in the Virginia Association of Community Banks Magazine’s fall issue. While traveling to a new location is exciting, being unaware can lead to potentially dangerous

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: SEPTEMBER 2016 REPORT

Check out Olive Group’s latest Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report. Our September 2016 issue covers global kidnapping incidents, trends and K&R hotspots at the regional, national and provincial level over the months of July and August of this year. In this issue, we bring insight into the kidnap threat in

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KIDNAP + RANSOM INSIGHT GLOBAL SUMMARY: JULY 2016 REPORT

Check out Olive Group’s latest Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report. Our July 2016 issue covers global kidnapping incidents, trends and K&R hotspots at the regional, national and provincial level over the months of April, May and June of this year. With more than 58% of kidnapping cases in 2015 deriving

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Learn How to Avoid Potential Export Violations

Constellis senior director of export & AFT compliance, Lee Gortman, was featured in the June 2016 issue of The Property Professional Magazine, the official magazine of the National Property Management Association (NPMA). Gortman’s feature, Property Management and Export Compliance, poses the question: Is it necessary for property management departments to

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