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Could China overtake the the US in AI development?

US-based companies have long been considered industry-leaders in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). As the Chinese government prioritizes state support for AI development, will the US be left behind?

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Emerging technologies: implications for CBRN terrorism

Emergent technologies are likely to have major implications with regards to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism. While the CBRN overall threat level is still low, developments in technology could leverage its impact in the future.

International Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The hidden risks of the electric car revolution

Buried under the hype, are the real risks of the electric car revolution: reputational issues in the extractive sector, the scarcity of essential raw materials, the environmental impact, and infrastructure challenges.  

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The evolving terrorist threat to China’s Central Asia projects

With its infrastructure projects and business investments, China’s Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) initiative has the potential to transform Central Asia. But Chinese plans will face rising terrorism and extremism risks in the region.

Middle East/North Africa Security Technology and infrastructure

Swarm drone attack in Syria points to new kind of warfare

The 5 January drone attack against two Russian bases in Syria highlights the growing risk posed by non-state actors using UAVs for offensive operations.

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Emerging technologies: when terrorists print their own weapons

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) could have a major impact on terrorist capabilities – especially with regards to the ease of obtaining arms.

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The trillion dollar question: will Trump fix America’s infrastructure?

Fresh off passing a major tax reform bill, the Republican-led Congress enters the new year with positive momentum. However, serious obstacles remain to Trump’s prize infrastructure bill.

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How governments manage security risk with facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology has the potential to reduce security costs, but carries its own risks and may entrench discrimination.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Emerging technologies: terrorism and UAVs

Deployment of UAVs in warzones by non-state actors presages their use in terrorist attacks – and as regulation struggles to catch up with technological advances, the risk is rising.

Economics Europe Technology and infrastructure

Belarus on the cusp of a (tech) revolution?

New legislation puts Belarus at the forefront of the cryptocurrency boom – and shows the government’s commitment to attracting long term IT investment.