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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.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

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.

Economics North America Technology and infrastructure

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.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

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.

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.