• Snapshot: Risks in Apple’s move to comply with Chinese data law

    March 2, 2018

    Apple transferring its iCloud service in China to a state-owned company in order to comply with Beijing's regulations raises security concerns, but may also shed light on China's cyber-security laws.

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  • Election Watch: Sri Lanka’s unsurprising surprise

    February 27, 2018

    Global media are surprised that Sri Lanka's strongman former president performed so well in this month's local elections. The real mystery is why he lost power in 2015.

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  • Philippines communist insurgency set to intensify

    February 8, 2018

    President Rodrigo Duterte appears intent on provoking the Communist Party of the Philippines–New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) through threats and arrests. The NPA is likely to respond by stepping up its campaign against state and commercial entities.

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  • India’s powderkeg state

    February 1, 2018

    Uttar Pradesh, a giant province that borders Delhi to the east, would be the world’s sixth-largest nationality were it an independent country. Now, a series of anti-Muslim policies enacted by its government is raising the risk of mass unrest in major cities such as Lucknow and Noida, and even the capital itself. 

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  • The criminal and political risks of digital currencies

    January 30, 2018

    Digital currencies have attracted the attention of everyone from government regulators and major businesses through to organised crime syndicates and rogue states, bringing criminal and political risks.

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