15 Sep 2021

The Future of War, Information, AI Systems and Intelligence Analysis

The U.S. is in a struggle to maintain its dominance in air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace over countries with capabilities increasingly on par in all domains with that of the U.S.  In addition, information (in all its forms) is the center of gravity of a broad set of challenges faced by the United States, including information operations, cyber information warfare, foreign hostile influence, intelligence operations, influence warfare, disinformation, proxy warfare, and the perennial threat of terrorism, foreign and domestic. 

Information, then, is the clear strategic vector of value creation for the emergence of applied technologies to enable operational innovation. For the U.S., the desired outcome is continued dominance for another American Century.  For the Chinese, military capabilities usher in the dawn of a new technological superiority and, as a result, geopolitical and military dominance on the world stage.

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13 Sep 2021

Singapore moots ‘foreign interference’ law with powers to issue online platforms take-down order

Singapore has delayed new laws that would arm the government with the ability to issue directives to different platforms, such as social media sites. The government would also obtain the power to block or remove any content deemed to be a part of hostile information campaigns. The proposed bill was

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24 Aug 2021

Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema sworn in as President in rare victory for an African opposition leader

On Tuesday morning, Zambia’s newly-elected president Hakainde Hichilema was sworn into office after a stunning victory for the opposition leader. The ceremony was attended by other African leaders such as Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the leader of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera. Mutale Nalumango, Zambia’s second female Vice President, was

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20 Aug 2021

China’s Three-child policy formally passed into law

China has formally revised its laws to allow couples to have up to three children in a move that aims to boost the country’s birth rate. The regulation was one of several that were passed on a Friday meeting of the National People’s Congress. According to reports, details on the

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17 Aug 2021

DOJ to Consider Expanding Use of AI Prisoner Monitoring Tech

The Department of Justice is investigating whether artificial intelligence monitoring could be used as a valuable tool to prevent suicide and crime within US prisons. A House of Representatives panel has requested that a study be conducted on the use of AI to analyze prisoners’ phone calls and pick up

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16 Aug 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital

Afghan President Ashraf Gani fled the country on Sunday amid a mounting crisis due to the Taliban’s military gains over the past several weeks. Taliban fighters infiltrated Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace just hours after Mr. Ghani fled the country, with some insurgents sharing photos of the palace’s interior via Telegram. The

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03 Aug 2021

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

Another bill that aims to counter deepfakes and deceptive media has been introduced in the Senate. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders have looked to form a new federal task force that would seek to set standards and deploy technologies that would determine the origins of digital content

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30 Jul 2021

Israeli Government Agencies Visit NSO Group Offices

Authorities have opened an investigation into the Israeli company, NSO Group, behind the Pegasus spyware. Officials from multiple different agencies within the Israeli government visited NSO Group’s offices as part of the new investigation amid claims that the firm is selling its powerful spyware to threat actors who then commit

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30 Jul 2021

US Government Unlikely to Ban Ransomware Payments

Despite controversy over whether businesses and organizations who fall victim to ransomware should meet criminals’ demands, the US government is likely to make it illegal for victims of ransomware attacks to pay the ransom. According to the US Department of Justice, banning this act will only wreak further havoc. Oftentimes,

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26 Jul 2021

Tunisian democracy in crisis after president ousts government

Tunisia is currently facing its biggest threat to democracy in over a decade after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze the parliament’s activities on Monday. The move has been labelled as a coup by his critics. Saied released a statement on Sunday in which he invoked the constitution

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