In 2018, it is estimated that the world lost 2% of its global income to corruption, Daniel Kaufmann talks about the effectiveness of good governance to tackle this global problem.
The Cyber Revolution has influenced our society unlike anything before, and has entered the arena of security and warfare, as we are now faced with a new threat: the virtual weapon. Who is ‘we’?
Can a computer be taught to understand human emotions? Perhaps. From its roots in market research, sentiment analysis is emerging as a promising technique in fields ranging from social science to stock market analysis.
The recent proxy wars and geopolitical games the two biggest Middle Eastern powers have been engaging in have involved shifting alliances, as states seek to bandwagon with the two regional powers.
Alliance shifting in the modern Middle East bears many similarities with Machiavellian theory. Strange alliances formed based only the balance of power, where ideological enmity is cast aside for strategic gain.
As with any protracted conflict, there are the region’s greatest losers, caught in the crossfire of the proxy war, which is principally Syria with its long-standing civil war.