The Internet of Things Will Be Even More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks
As more smart devices with weak or no security connect to the internet, the world will become more exposed to attacks like the ransomware that hit Britain’s NHS.
Dr Jeff Crisp
Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced
Concern for the plight of people who have sought sanctuary in other states has been matched by a neglect of those who are unable to leave their own countries and who are beyond the reach of aid agencies.
Dr Beyza Unal
A Taboo Still Surrounds the Legacy of Nuclear Testing
It’s time to start talking about the long-lasting effects of nuclear weapons tests.
Dr Neil Quilliam
Israel Risks a Brutal Intifada If It Lets Palestinian Hunger Strikers Die
The Israeli government and Marwan Barghouti, the leader of the striking prisoners, are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship.
Dr John Nilsson-Wright
Big Tests Ahead for South Korea's New Leader Moon Jae-in
The outcome of South Korea's presidential contest, while not quite an electoral landslide, certainly represents a seismic shift in the country's political centre of gravity.
Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It.
A proposal to change to a mixed electoral system in Moldova would entrench corruption and harm the young democracy. EU and other Western governments should use their economic clout to stop it.
What Does Emmanuel Macron’s Victory Mean for Europe and for Brexit?
His win in the French presidential election has been greeted with relief and enthusiasm across Europe but is a mixed blessing for Theresa May.
Dr Lina Khatib
Putin’s ‘Safe Zones’ in Syria Are Nothing of the Kind
Far from a breakthrough, the Astana agreement is a thinly veiled pretext to increase Russian and Iranian influence.
Lord Ricketts on Emmanuel Macron and the Future of Europe
The former British ambassador to France explores what Macron’s victory in the French presidential election means for France, the EU and the Brexit negotiations, in an interview with Thomas Farrar.
Dr Sanam Vakil
Will ‘Resistance’ Carry the Day in Iran’s Election?
The Supreme Leader and conservative candidates are playing on old fears of international interference in an attempt to see off reform in the Islamic Republic.