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Africa Technology and infrastructure

Fake News, Soft Authoritarianism and Challenges to Digital Democracy in Africa

On 27 December 2020, voters headed to the polls across the Central African Republic, one of the continent’s most fragile democracies. The elections were overshadowed by violence as covert disinformation campaigns, waged from Paris and Moscow, sought to inflame communal tensions across the fractured country. Facebook subsequently released a statement, claiming that the platform had removed multiple networks of ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’ traced back to the French and Russian militaries whose influence extended far beyond the Central African Republic, encompassing over a dozen African countries, from Algeria to Cameroon. However, this latest incident represents merely the tip of the iceberg of the far more pervasive and increasingly widespread challenge posed by the proliferation of digital media across the continent’s fledgling democracies.  

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Central Asia: The Land of CyberCrime?

The development of telecommunications in Central Asia has increased regional online presence. However, it has also made it vulnerable to cybercrime attacks.

Technology and infrastructure The Security Briefing

Building Infrastructures: Reviewing Cypriot Cybersecurity Practices

A lack of attention in addressing Cyprus’ cyberspace and security systems is a major problem for the country. The rise of newer technologies and threats require an upgrade in the

Eurasia The Security Briefing

Russia’s cyber blindspot: Vulnerabilities and measures

Russian officials have announced plans to disconnect the nation from the wider internet to protect against cyber-attacks. Frequently depicted as a cyber aggressor, Russia suffers from numerous significant weaknesses in its own approach with cyber-attacks. This article covers Russia’s past vulnerabilities to major cyber attacks and how these measures would be deficient in currently preventing one.

North America Technology and infrastructure

Cyberattacks – a neglected consequence of withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal

Following the U.S.’ decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, it is expected that Iranians will retaliate in the form of cyberattacks with potentially devastating results.

Security Technology and infrastructure

Hire Powers: Cybercrime-as-a-Service and Terrorism

Cybercrime-as-a-Service opens up a realm of worrying new possibilities for opportunistic individuals and ideologically motivated groups, as well as a new front for law enforcement and security services to secure.

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”.

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.

International Technology and infrastructure

2017 Preview: Cyber power presents new prospects and perils

Cyber power presents new risks to global politics, security, and commerce. Analyzing the cyber threat environment is crucial to contain risks in 2017.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Argentina continues pro-market blitz. Cyber and digital come to the fore. Federal Reserve releases minutes. The SNP faces Brexit. BoE hits the road.