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China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science. By Adam Ni Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day

Spy poisoning: allies back UK, blast Russia at UN security council

•UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats •Russia behind attack with ‘military-grade nerve agent’- Nikki Haley •Its a false-flag conspiracy theory- Moscow’s envoy replies Julian Borger, BBC Russia has claimed at the UN security council that it never made or even researched novichok nerve agents, which the UK says were used in the Salisbury attack on a former

IISS Cyber Report: Questionable deterrence in cyberspace

US indicts Russian nationals for meddling in election; disagreements over efforts to regulate online content; Twitter cracks down on malicious bots.   On 16 February, the United States Department of Justice indicted three Russian organisations and 13 Russian citizens for conspiracy to ‘defraud the United States…for the purpose of interfering with the US political and

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

Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

Israel says it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere. The Defense Ministry says Monday's successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself "against current and future threats in the region."

AFRICOM sees growing threat from ISIS affiliate

By John Vandiver An Islamic State affiliate operating under the radar in western Africa now poses a more significant threat to the region than the notorious Boko Haram terrorist group, U.S. military officials say. The Islamic State West Africa, made up of former Boko Haram fighters, broke away from its parent group

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