New U.S. consumer sentiment data to keep improving. Central Banks in Armenia and Turkey to deal with rouble and Fed policy. Second round of voting in Greek presidential elections. Tensions continue to mount between the U.S. and North Korea. Likely power change in Kashmir elections. All in this weeks GRI Weekly Risk Outlook.

US Fed to give more precise details on timing of rate change at FOMC meeting on Dec 16-17. Greece announces snap elections for Dec 17, prompting stock drop. Mercosur summit will discuss impact of falling commodity prices. Bank of Japan likely to keep monetary policy tight and focus on inflation target despite tailwind from low oil prices. All in this week’s GRI Weekly Risk Outlook.

The Wahhabi Salafi vanguard, ISIS from the minarets of its self-styled Caliphate calls for death and terror on the streets of the coalition forces of US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe and their evil minions take up the carrion call all over the West. ISIS calls for Salafi jihadi’s to run down infidels in cars, randomly behead civilians on the streets, attack the families of military personnel and shoot or knife infidels and their leaders. They certainly have obliged.

A cyberespionage campaign involving malware known as Wipbot and Turla has systematically targeted the governments and embassies of a number of former Eastern Bloc countries. Trojan.Wipbot (known by other vendors as Tavdig) is a back door used to facilitate reconnaissance operations before the attackers shift to long term monitoring operations using Trojan.

Since the 9/11 attacks, numerous books have been written about the Taliban, documenting its history and resurgence.

On November 8, 2013, the Hellenic Coast Guard detained the cargo ship Nour M sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone in the Aegean Sea. The reason for the detention was the information that the ship was carrying 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives in 59 freight containers without proper documents.

One in five applicants for jobs at the Central Intelligence Agency have ties to Muslim terrorist organizations, according to the latest round of Snowden leaks. And Israel is a major target of American counterintelligence. Washington is insane.

An attentive analysis of the ways in which the alter-globalization galaxy enacts its antagonism to the system, especially in regard to national and transnational political, economic and military institutions,

The FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives dates back to 1950 but the list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" dates back to just after 9/11 and sense that terrorism had become a strategic threat.

Al-Qaeda is back in Iraq, a fact underscored by a wave of spectacular attacks this summer. With 325 Iraqis killed by militants, according to statistics released on August 1 by the Iraqi Health Ministry,

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