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    IISS Cyber Report: 24 to 30 August

    30 August 2017.  Russia to deploy information warfare unit in military exercise with Belarus; Chinese scientists conduct underwater quantum communication; social media offenders could face ten years in jail in new draft bill in Zimbabwe.

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    India counters China in the Indian Ocean

    25 August 2017.  Across South Asia, India and China are competing to expand their respective maritime influences in the Indian Ocean. In view of ongoing border disputes, New Delhi could well resume quadrilateral naval exercises with the US, Japan and Australia, says Rahul Roy-Chaudhury.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 17 to 23 August

    24 August 2017.  Navigation systems of US vessels feared to be under attack; Ukraine prepares for another cyber security breach on Independence Day; India heightens protection against Chinese involvement in critical infrastructure.

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    Qatar dispute exposes regional food-security failures

    21 August 2017.  Recent acts of solidarity by Turkey and Iran to help Qatar feed its population are important reminders of just how dependent regional states are on food imports. As Sara Fouad Almohamadi explains, the current Gulf dispute has exposed the shortcomings of national food-security policies.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 10 to 16 August

    16 August 2017.  China sends unbreakable code from outer space; hackers post pro-India content on Pakistan's state websites; Chinese social media under probe.

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    The secret to North Korea’s ICBM success

    14 August 2017.  How has North Korea managed to make such astounding progress with its long-range missile programme over the last two years? Here, Michael Elleman shares the first solid evidence that North Korea has acquired a high-performance liquid-propellant engine from illicit networks in Russia and Ukraine.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 3 to 9 August

    10 August 2017.  Online image sharing restricted by Congolese government; US army bans Chinese-made drones; India reports spike in cyber attacks from China.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 27 July to 2 August

    03 August 2017.  US security agency told to report on disclosure of software vulnerabilities; privacy watchdog warns of Google’s use of data on shoppers; Chinese bid for MoneyGram could give Beijing access to sensitive information.

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    Don’t repeat the Iraq War false WMD claims with Iran

    01 August 2017.  Washington's confrontational approach could wreck the Iran nuclear deal and trigger war in the Middle East, Mark Fitzpatrick says. He calls for cooperation to replace unfounded assumptions, false claims and ideologically-driven judgements.  

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    Resignation of PM Sharif: fresh blow to India–Pakistan strategic stability?

    08 August 2017.  Cracks in India and Pakistan’s relationship continue to grow, with no sign of meaningful dialogue between the nations. The sudden departure of Pakistan’s prime minister brings new worries. Yet neither country can afford to neglect strategic stability in the coming months. Institutions on both sides of the border must continue to communicate, directly or otherwise.

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