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eBooks: Special Reports on cyber warfare, future military

By Defense One Cyber Warfare This book looks at the Pentagon's cutting-edge cyber tools and capabilities for defending and attacking networks in the age of the zero day. It also explores how new tactics and hacks are changing defense for leaders and even soldiers in conflict zones. The Future of the Army From nascent

Dapchi girls: ‘We must do more against terrorism’, Yushau Shuaib urges fellow Muslims

Jude Johnson The award winning Public Relations and Crisis Communications expert, Mr. Yushau Shuib has urged people of Muslim faith to do more to stem the tide of terrorism. This is coming against the backdrop of recent abduction of over 100 students of the Government Girls Secondary Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe

The State of Defense 2018: Overview

Introduction: By Kevin Baron The one consensus seems to be the view that, under Trump, America is no longer the world’s clear leader. And that is a titanic change.  If President Donald Trump came to Washington to upend the system and bring radical change, so far he has failed miserably at the Pentagon. At the

The new innovation champions of the world?

While the US is seen as the world leader in innovation, a new survey of 2,000+ global business executives found that China is rising (+4% since 2014). Find out how business leaders view the landscape in the 2018 Global Innovation Barometer. Download full reports here: GE_Global_Innovation_Barometer_2018-Summary_Report GE_Global_Innovation_Barometer_2018-Full_Report Credits| QDF, GE

How ‘The West’ Beat ‘The Rest’ With Six ‘Killer Apps’

Editor's note: This article on Niall Ferguson's book was published  in 2011 but have become more relevant today because of the ongoing geopolitical reorganisation across the world. Ferguson teaches history at Harvard University. His books include The Ascent of Money and High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg. Historians have long struggled

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

By Daniel R. Coats, US Director of National Intelligence Editor's note: On February 13, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Coats discussed current and future threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with his counterparts from the Central Intelligence

Global Sentinel, FFARN Publishes Policy Brief on Solution to Herders-Farmers Conflict

Jude Johnson    The Forum on Farmer and Herder Relations in Nigeria (FFARN) has produced and published a policy brief for a sustainable solution to the deadly conflict between the farmers and herdsmen across the country. Global Sentinel is part of FFARN, which is a network of academics, practitioners from governmental and non-governmental institutions

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2018

In this year’s Foresight Africa, AGI scholars and invited experts delve deeply into six overarching themes that highlight areas in which African countries and their citizens are taking the lead to achieve inclusive growth. In a world where China and other emerging economies are ascendant, where cooperation on global governance

Watch List 2018: Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism

Editor's note: Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries,