Haley Dodge – Guest Contributor 15 September 2017 Executive Summary: It is highly likely Chinese and Russian blockchain companies are pursuing a cryptocurrency alliance to build upon agreements to develop a new Russian ruble-backed cryptocurrency while furthering a strategic partnership between Chinese and Russian blockchains. Despite Chinese authorities stopping the proposed alliance, it is likely […]Read more "Chinese And Russian Blockchain Companies Highly Likely To Pursue Cryptocurrency Alliance"
Stephen Russo, Guest Contributor 21 August 2017 Executive Summary: It is likely that Saudi Arabia will continue to isolate Qatar, if Qatar does not agree to the arrangement laid out by the rest of the GCC, due to the fact Saudi Arabia feels threatened by Qatar’s alliance with Iran and its wavering stance on extremist […]Read more "Saudi Arabia Likely To Continue Diplomatic Standoff With Qatar"
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy With the assistance of Joseph Kendall Published: August 1, 2016 Summarized by Guest Analyst: Taylor J. Moore Hutton URL: https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/160801_chinese_military_reform.pdf Executive Summary: Significant modernization and restructuring is needed to make the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) effective in modern warfare. The PLA followed the Soviet military’s model […]Read more "DOCSUM: China Military Organization and Reform"
Yuhao Yang, Asia and Pacific Section Analyst 26 January 2017 Executive Summary: It is likely that Chinese government will continue to increase internet censorship through intensified regulations and increased technology. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) launched a 14-month crackdown on virtual private networks (VPN). Non-state-owned companies help the state conduct censorship. However, […]Read more "China Fortifies Internet Great Wall"
Executive Summary: ISIS has become financially unstable over the past 12 months and the researcher estimates that ISIS has a $245 million annual deficit. This is due to shrinking revenue streams, the destruction of stockpiled money, and the increased costs of maintaining a military force that is being rapidly destroyed and operating costs associated with […]Read more "ISIS Financially Unstable from Shrinking Revenue Streams"
Charles Book 23 November 2016 Executive Summary It is likely that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) will remain as the most dominant terror group regarding interest over time on Google Trends of the four samples selected for this study over the next twelve months. The purpose of this study was to […]Read more "The Nexus of Terrorism: A Trend and Comparison Analysis of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, ISIS, and the Taliban"
Roland Blatnik 20 November 2016 Through Social Network Analysis (SNA) Linkages to Reduce Terrorism and Organized Crime is Likely Executive Summary: Through the study of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) in Social Network Analysis (SNA), it is likely to create openings for the elimination, weakening, or isolation of these groups by manipulating […]Read more "Social Network Analysis of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) Between Europe and South America"