• 17 October 2018

Analysis & Assessment

  • 35 million US voter records being sold on Dark Web
    Cyber Security

    35 million US voter records being sold on Dark Web

    Up to 35 million US voter records from 19 states have been found up for sale on a popular hacking forum, security researchers have discovered. The discovery comes just weeks ahead of the US congressional midterm elections. Midterm elections in the US are federal elections in which voters choose members of Congress. Held halfway between presidential elections, voters will elect one-third of all US senators and all 435 members of the US House of Representatives...

Dassault Delivers World

Dassault Delivers

Unfazed by the controversy caused by Dassault document leaks last week, the company’s CEO announced that the company will start delivering the 36 fighter jets from 2019. In 2007, the Indian Air Force advanced a proposal to buy 126 fighter aircraft. The IAF has a strength of 34 squadrons in total but hoped to acquire...

IBM brings AI to the heart of cybersecurity strategies Technology

IBM brings AI to the heart of cybersecurity strategies

On Monday, the New York-based technology company, IBM launched it’s IBM Security Connect, a new platform designed to bring vendors, developers, AI and data together to improve cyber incident response and abilities. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American...

Mattis: “Don’t want to contain China” Geopolitics

Mattis: “Don’t want to contain China”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis played down tensions with Beijing, saying the U.S. was “not out to contain China” and was cooperating whenever possible, but that there would be times they would “step on each other’s toes.” The United States and China are two of the largest economies in the world. Both countries...

Australia considers Embassy move in Israel Geopolitics

Australia considers Embassy move in Israel

Australia’s prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On December 6th, 2017, US President Donald Trump pivoted from decades’ long US foreign policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump’s announcement triggered...

Koreas to continue Economic cooperation Geopolitics

Koreas to continue Economic cooperation

Two Koreas agree to push ahead with the road, rail links despite the threat of US and UN sanctions as per UN Security Council resolutions on Pyongyang. The Korean peninsula was divided post World War II in 1945. In 1950, North Korea, supported by China and Russia, invaded South Korea. The United Nations ...

British academic charged with spying in UAE Geopolitics

British academic charged with spying in UAE

British academic Matthew Hedges has been charged with spying “for a foreign state” in the United Arab Emirates, officials said. The 31-year-old was detained at the airport in May as he was leaving the country following a research trip. Mathew Hedges is originally from Exeter and is studying for a PhD...

Merkel’s allies lose General Interest

Merkel’s allies lose

Voters in the southern German heartland of Bavaria dealt a stinging blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies by voting in favour of the Greens, and the anti-immigration AfD party. Angela Merkel became the 34th Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and has since been in power. She is also the leader of the Christian..

Pentagon data breach exposes nearly 30,000 personnel Cyber Security

Pentagon data breach exposes nearly 30,000 personnel

The Pentagon has revealed that a security breach of US Department of Defense travel records may have compromised the personal information of nearly 30,000 military and civilian staffers. The department’s travel records were maintained by an unnamed contractor. The US Department...

Facebook: 29 million users affected by breach Cyber Security

Facebook: 29 million users affected by breach

Facebook said hackers had gained access to 29 million users’ accounts in a massive data breach last month. The company downgraded its initial estimate that 50 million users were compromised in the intrusion. In late September, Facebook disclosed a security vulnerability that the company...

Op-Eds

Can democracy survive in the information age? General Interest

Can democracy survive in the information age?

Since the 1970-s, the contemporary world has been experiencing the Digital Revolution, the change from mechanical and electronic technologies to high tech, digital technologies. States have always used a combination of diplomatic, military, economic, and informational measures to advance..

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