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Time to give Kim what he wants

Published 19.09.2017
What Kim wants most is to strike a deal with US, which it perceives as the gravest threat to North Korea’s survival under him. US should put its wounded pride aside and treat Kim not as if he were a mad man. It is the pinnacle of hubris for the...

Robots and Virtual Terrorism

Published 23.08.2017
Robots can store sensitive information, including encryption keys, user social media, e-mail accounts and vendor service credentials, and send that information to and from mobile applications, Internet services, and computer software. As a...

A Question for Washington: Who in the Gulf Finances Terrorism?

Published 20.07.2017
Journalists in Middle Eastern media outlets have been engaged in harsh mudslinging ever since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain (aka the quartet) severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar in June over...

Trump And Kim Think A Lot Alike: Why Not Take Advantage Of It?

Published 07.07.2017
There is no need to engage in too much geopolitical strategizing, intelligence analysis, or weapons capability calculations. What can be done when two nations’ leaders have very similar personality traits, do not like each other, have nuclear...

Can North Korea Transform U.S. - China Relations?

Published 27.04.2017
In international relations there is no such thing as coincidences, and powers of observation and gut instinct can sometimes tell more than all the intelligence at one’s disposal. Take, for example, the Kafkaesque narrative occurring in relation...

Why Past Performance is Fast Becoming Worth Ignoring

Published 01.04.2017
How many times in the recent past have pollsters, stock pickers, and political prognosticators been wrong – even spectacularly wrong – in their predictions, having relied upon history and past performance to attempt to predict the future? The...

The World’s Airports and Airlines Need More Human Intelligence

Published 25.03.2017
This week’s restrictions on larger electronic devices in carry-on luggage from many of the Middle East and North Africa’s largest airports by the governments of the US and UK is an effort at making it more difficult for terrorists to attempt to...

Globalization and the Rise of “Smart” Protectionism

Published 15.03.2017
Globalization was intended to eliminate borders for the benefit of the free flow of trade, investment, information and people. It has had a good degree of success in accomplishing that, but the blowback from the globalization process has had a...

Malaysia’s Future Role in Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Military Alliance

Published 10.03.2017
Saudi King Salman is currently on a three-week tour across six Asian countries. The duration of the trip underscores the commercial and geopolitical importance which Saudi Arabia attributes to Asia. It comes at a time when the kingdom is...

Trump Should Tackle America’s Infrastructure Crisis Head On

Published 19.02.2017
This weekend’s mandatory evacuation order for residents downstream from California’s Oroville Dam is a reminder of what a perilous state so much of America’s infrastructure is in. In 2005,  three environmental groups filed a motion with the...

Rising Political Risk in Asia

Published 06.02.2017
As the world continues to gyrate from the political paradigm shift under way with the rise of ‘alternative’ political movements, many countries will struggle to adjust to the ‘new normal’. For developing nations and emerging markets, the stakes...

The Pending U.S.-Russia Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Published 26.01.2017
Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that Russia and the U.S. are natural enemies, and will remain so. For many, that perspective did...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Published 02.01.2017
In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or historical precedent. We are, after all, in the middle of a paradigm shift that is shredding...

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Published 17.12.2016
There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whether considering Trump’s election, the first OPEC output cut in 8 years, or the resurgence of...