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Washington and Tel Aviv’s Arab allies cannot turn a blind eye on the Palestinian issue. Once again, the president has lit a fire and left his Arab allies to deal with the blaze.
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23 February 2018.
What is China’s place in the world? It’s a question that has generated much debate in Western media over recent years, but little has so far been understood about Beijing’s thinking on the matter. Nigel Inkster finds important insights in recent editorials published in the country’s official media.
22 February 2018.
US indicts Russian nationals for meddling in election; disagreements over efforts to regulate online content; Twitter cracks down on malicious bots.
20 February 2018.
South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has signalled his determination to restore the country’s democratic credentials and to combat endemic corruption, but is he capable of such a formidable undertaking? His country faces a formidable set of challenges, both at home and abroad, explains James Hamill.
19 February 2018.
As more countries in the Middle East develop nuclear energy, there needs to be avenues for coordination, especially on safety and security matters. At a IISS workshop in Istanbul, participants discussed the future of nuclear energy in the region.
19 February 2018.
China’s land reclamation activities in the South China Sea are currently focused on the installation of military infrastructure on its new islands. It has long been known that these new developments include runways, port facilities and military defences, however, in a significant boost to China’s surveillance and intelligence capabilities, as well as its power-projection efforts, new imagery indicates that they also feature a sprawling new network of radars of varying...
16 February 2018.
Empty seats at Winter Olympics after cyber attack; UK employs algorithm to detect Islamic State propaganda; a glimpse inside North Korea’s cyber army.
08 February 2018.
UK cyber defence thwarts 54 million attacks; Iran helping to build Hizbullah’s cyber capability; Pakistan launches online app for reporting extremist content.
06 February 2018.
Security in cities will be a key topic at this month’s UN World Urban Forum. But the UN and development organisations cannot make urban spaces safer on their own – local communities, armed forces and others have vital roles to play.
05 February 2018.
Sanctions and traditional deterrence measures may not thwart North Korea - but its neighbour is not backing down.
02 February 2018.
Beijing aims to take advantage of Indian blunders and boost its influence in Nepal. After a historic election victory, Nepal's new leader must balance his country's relationship with its two mighty neighbours.
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