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Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Space launch vehicles and rockets, sanctions and agreements: The issue of compliance

The relationship between Iran and the US appears to be evolving within a framework of political posturing and an international governance system.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Kaladan woes reflect frustrated Indian vision for Myanmar and Southeast Asia

India’s ambitions to establish a foothold in Myanmar and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia risk being jeopardised by the ongoing Kaladan project.

Economics Technology and infrastructure

The economic implications of cyberattacks

To counter cyberattacks, governments and corporations need to maintain updated technology and improve information sharing of technical vulnerabilities.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

The myth of fingerprints: Russia and Kazakhstan’s legacy of ghost assets

The USSR’s fall led to a vast cavalcade of unclaimed objects and land in Russia and beyond. These assets aren’t just lying around: they’re being used.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How WannaCry boosts China’s social credit system

WannaCry’s laid bare China’s addiction to pirated software and motivates Beijing to use its social credit system to penalize citizens using fake goods.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is the sharing economy really good for Africa?

The sharing economy a la Uber and Airbnb threatens African businesses and society when imposed from outside: Made in Africa solutions are fighting back.

Middle East/North Africa Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The risks and rewards of digitizing the Middle East

The imminent digital disruptions in the Middle East will present both opportunities and risks – from economic to political and cybersecurity – in the region.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

What China’s Aircraft Carrier Means for its Naval Defence Capabilities

On April 26 at the Dalian Shipyard, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier.

Security Technology and infrastructure

New perspectives on cyber security: The regulatory challenge

Cyber security is a rapidly evolving sector. In 2018, the new European Union (EU) regulation on data, cyber and information security will be a game changer.

International Technology and infrastructure

The one major blind spot in most cyber risk strategies

Potential targets of cyber attacks must build more effective & fully resilient cyber risk capacities. One key focus that gets overlooked: reputational risk