China Fortifies Internet Great Wall

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, […]

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China Increases Pressure on Singapore over South China Sea and Taiwan

Yuhao Yang, Asia & Pacific Section Analyst 27 November 2016 Executive Summary: It is likely that China will continue to pressure Singapore over South China Sea disputes as well as Singaporean-Taiwanese military cooperation. Hong Kong seized armored vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Beijing continues its warnings against Singapore’s involvement in the South China […]

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Southeast Asia – The Islamic State’s New Front? – DOCSUM

By Joshua Kurlantzick Summarized For IO Readers by David McDonald- Link: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0122  Executive Summary:  Given the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) losses in the Middle East, it is now focusing its sights on other parts of the globe.  Though it is focusing attacks elsewhere, ISIS’ recruitment efforts are focused on other regions of heavy […]

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The Nexus of Terrorism: A Trend and Comparison Analysis of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, ISIS, and the Taliban

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 […]

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