Britain will have to strike new international agreements with other countries to maintain access to nuclear power technology after indicating that it is minded to leave Euratom, which has controlled the peaceful use of nuclear energy on the continent since 1957.
This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment capabilities costing £16 billion a year are increasingly vulnerable to low-cost, technology-rich weapons from hostile states. It argues that the UK government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities, and it calls for a commitment to research, innovation...
The National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised crime highlights the growing significance of technology in driving criminal innovation; however, as many police forces struggle to adapt to the digital age, this raises questions about the UK’s ability to tackle the evolving threat.
Officials from the US and China put on brave faces at the recently concluded US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Tensions in the maritime and cyber realms, however, are threatening to send the relationship into a downward spiral.
The new head of GCHQ, the UK’s electronic listening station, has started his tenure with controversy by stating that ‘privacy is not an absolute right’, and tech firms must cooperate with authorities. His controversial remarks are however rooted in precedence.
Already contending with a tense geopolitical backdrop, there is an urgent need for countries in Asia to cooperate, if not harmonise on cyber security issues and reduce their respective vulnerabilities.
The rapid rise of Bitcoin has prompted extensive discussion about the nexus between virtual currencies and financial crime. This paper examines the financial crime risks involving virtual currencies...