The mass internment of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs in supposed ‘re-education’ facilities as a means of combatting violent extremism suggests that Beijing lacks confidence in the effectiveness of its intelligence architecture, and by extension, its capacity to identify and eliminate actual terrorist threats.
The US government’s move against two alleged cyber-criminals serves as a warning sign to the cryptocurrency community. The community may choose to respond by cloaking itself in an even heavier mantle of anonymity, or it may just understand that it stands to gain from policing its activities.
RUSI convened a conference on Lethal Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy on 7 November 2018, aimed at illuminating some of the challenges that are unique to military forces in the use of AI and autonomy
The Fukushima disaster earlier this year has raised many doubts about the feasibility of future nuclear energy programmes. This debate has been given greater prominence in Southeast Asia as developing states contend with the prospects of future energy shortages.
Wikileaks' recent foray back into the headlines has exposed an organisation that is driven more by a dangerous determination to monopolise the public debate, rather than a genuine interest to inform it.
A new eavesdropping attack on Iranian GMail users suggests that the Islamic Republic is stepping up its digital offensive against dissidents. But Iran is not unique - it is just ahead of the curve. There is no simple response for Western governments.
The iconic A-10 is a superb and highly efficient close air support platform. Defenders of the aircraft point to its unique capabilities and the lack of a like-for-like replacement. These arguments, however, miss the larger picture