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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.

International Politics Technology and infrastructure The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 7-13 January 2018

North and South Korea prepare for Olympic talks. Iran protests raise more questions. Consumer Electronic Show lights up Vegas. U.S. budget showdown looms. All in The Week Ahead. 

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Japan’s strategic counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Japan is making significant plays to counter China’s expanding influence by cooperating with India and the United States on ports and high-speed road networks from Asia to Africa.

Latin America Politics Technology and infrastructure

The Bitcoin bubble, Venezuela, and political risk

Despite rampant speculation, and a near-certain chance of bust, Bitcoin is here to stay. Here’s how cryptocurrencies will transform the way we identify, manage and mitigate political risks across borders. 

Middle East/North Africa Security Technology and infrastructure

Strong partnerships, information sharing essential for Saudi’s new Cyber Security Authority

As Saudi Arabia implements Vision 2030, it must improve public-private partnerships and generate legal frameworks regarding data security and privacy.

Asia Pacific Debate Corner Security Technology and infrastructure

Is Sri Lanka the new hotspot in India-China relations?

Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka are mired in controversy. GRI asks: has the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations?

Asia Pacific Economics Technology and infrastructure

Sino-Indian relations in the Indian Ocean can be win-win

With Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka mired in controversy, it is tempting to assume that the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations. The reality, however, is not nearly so dramatic.

North America Politics Technology and infrastructure

Why we should expect tighter US tech regulation – and how the EU will benefit

There is a growing consensus among US Democrats and Republicans that the tech industry needs regulation to mitigate the risk of foreign interference in political domestic matters. Such efforts would strongly benefit EU countries.

Europe Security Technology and infrastructure

New EU cyber strategy leaves key security gaps

GRI examines the strengths and weaknesses of Europe’s cyber strategy “Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU”.