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    IISS Cyber Report: 21 to 27 September

    27 September 2017.  Denmark appoints world’s first digital ambassador; Canyon Bridge buys UK chipmaker; cyber attacks from Iran predicted to rise if nuclear deal collapses.

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    China’s choice: trade with North Korea or with US

    22 September 2017.  Despite Beijing’s displeasure, the latest round of US sanctions on foreign banks associated with North Korea is preferable to military options that could trigger a full-scale war, says Matthew Cottee.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 14 to 20 September

    21 September 2017.  Germany sets up new cyber spook agency; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on internet calling apps; Facebook silences Rohingya refugees by deleting accounts.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 7 to 13 September

    14 September 2017.  China issues new rules for online messaging and social media; Russia and South Africa increase dialogue on information security; EU defence ministers hold cyber war game in Tallinn; India reconsiders data privacy.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 31 August to 6 September

    06 September 2017.  Germany braced for Russian interference in September elections; re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta overturned by Supreme Court; North Korea’s nuclear test expunged from Chinese social media.

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    Nuclear test reinforces North Korean capabilities

    04 September 2017.  Sanctions and wild threats will not end North Korea’s nuclear programme; Washington should consider how to contain a nuclear-armed Pyongyang. Matthew Cottee predicts a prolonged and uncomfortable standoff.

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    Increasing militia violence in the CAR threatens civilians and disarmament efforts

    08 September 2017.  The proliferation of militia groups in the CAR illustrates wider trends typical of militia activity in Africa and beyond.

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    John Chipman introduces Strategic Survey 2017

    20 September 2017.  IISS Chief Executive John Chipman introduces Strategic Survey 2017, assessing a year of rising threats and weakening global alliances. 

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    Neighbours ready to block Kurdish independence

    25 September 2017.  Iraq’s Kurds enjoy greater autonomy than their brothers and sisters elsewhere in the Middle East. But a drive for full independence has caused alarm across the region, writes Emile Hokayem.

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    Video: Introducing Strategic Survey 2017

    20 September 2017.  Our analysts address the key issues at the heart of Strategic Survey 2017, the IISS annual assessment of geopolitics. The book provides objective, in-depth analysis of the global political and security environment.

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