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Organised crime and fragile states: African variations

Exactly how transnational organised crime (TOC) poses a security threat that may undermine the state, including its societal institutions, geopolitical stability and economic prosperity, is a question that has gained traction in public debates...

Organised crime and fragile states: Africa’s variations

Exactly how transnational organised crime (TOC) poses a security threat that may undermine the state, including its societal institutions, geopolitical stability and economic prosperity, is a question that has gained traction in public debates...

Toys and the Internet of Things

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 25 Apr 2017 – 17:00 to 18:30 Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo John Carr OBE, Secretary, UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety; Member, Executive Board,...

Defence industries in Arab states: players and strategies

This Chaillot Paper analyses how Arab states strive to achieve strategic, economic and symbolic goals through indigenous armaments production, with some countries in the region showing a new determination to become more self-reliant technologically...

On the Economics of Cyber Weapons, Part 2

By website@atlanticcouncil.org (James Hasik) Some industrial organization in cyber, and the organization of cyber forces We are now seven months past what Nicholas Weaver called the National Security Agency’s “No Good, Very Bad Monday.”...

Call for papers for 2017 Pacific Update Conference

By Matthew Dornan We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Pacific Update Conference will be held on June 20-21, 2017, at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji. The Pacific...

What Trump understands

By Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson It’s tempting to dismiss Trump’s election as a bizarre aberration of the digital age—a triumph of celebrity over reason. But it’s also clear that Trump succeeded because he...

Cyber wrap

By Michael Chi The US Department of Justice has charged four Russians—two intelligence officers and two private hackers—with over 47 counts of computer crime, fraud and identity theft, for their role in the compromise...

Keeping the Balkan ghosts at bay

By Carl Bildt European Union leaders have suddenly awoken to new realities in the Balkans. At a recent summit, they emphasised the need for increased EU engagement to maintain stability—and to push back against...

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