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    Smart sanctions on Chinese firms to stop illicit North Korea ties

    30 June 2017.  Washington's application of sanctions against Chinese entities with alleged ties to illicit North Korean activities was long overdue, argue Mark Fitzpatrick and Minori Fryer. It should have been clear to Trump well before now that China was not going to solve the North Korea problem.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 22 to 28 June

    29 June 2017.  Another global malware pandemic; Google slapped with record fine for uncompetitive practice; cyber dimension of ongoing conflict in Kashmir.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 15 to 21 June

    22 June 2017.  Wannacry ransomware traced to North Korea, US–Cuba cooperation, mobile internet blocked in Darjeeling.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 8 to 14 June

    15 June 2017.  Governments in Australia, Egypt and Nepal seek to increase data monitoring of citizens; China, Malaysia, the Philippines, France and the United Kingdom each cracks down on terrorist content online.

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    New UK carrier sets sail: a sea change for the programme?

    26 June 2017.  The maiden departure of HMS Queen Elizabeth is doubtless a bold statement about the UK’s strategic ambition. But, as Nick Childs explains, the strategic credibility of the investment hangs on whether the UK is truly committed to delivering a full carrier-based power projection capability. 

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    Rouhani's Iran: between hardliners and Trump

    02 June 2017.  Hassan Rouhani was the clear winner of the Iranian presidential election - but he faces challenges at home and abroad.

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    Turkey’s border wall no substitute for effective refugee policy

    20 June 2017.  A vast new wall built by Turkey on its border with Syria offers the country some protection from external security threats. But the wall does not address domestic challenges, specifically those posed by the many refugees already inside Turkey. Caitlin Vito argues the investment on the border should be mirrored by an equally robust effort to develop effective, long-term refugee policies.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 1 to 7 June

    08 June 2017.  Putin likens hackers to artists, cyber defence boost for US missiles, Japan launches satellite.

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