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UK Government Criticised for Being Unprepared Against Catastrophic Ransomware Attacks

In a scathing report released in December 2023, the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy (JCNSS) issued a stark warning that the United Kingdom is alarmingly unprepared for the looming threat of a catastrophic ransomware attack. Highlighting the nation’s vulnerability…

Neighbour’s house is on fire and we are watching it burn

TIMOTHY SNYDER, professor of history at Yale University, writes for VRYE Weekblad, saying the US should not decrease its support for Ukraine. YOU have a good neighbour. He does a lot for you. He keeps the street clean around your…

KSE Sounds Alarm: Loopholes in Export Controls Fuelling Russia’s War Machine

The Kyiv School of Economics’ (KSE) Institute, a Ukrainian think tank, and the Yermak-McFaul Expert Group on Russian Sanctions, an international group of independent experts working on the implementation of sanctions against Russia, have released a new report raising critical…

Unlawful Houthi Attacks Continue in a Significant Escalation Following the Assassination of Hezbollah and Hamas Commanders 

Since the beginning of October, Houthi militants have initiated missile and drone assaults on US forces in the region and Israeli targets in response to the Israel-Hamas war.  The impact is profound because the Red Sea is one of the…

Satellite Collisions Could Cause an Economic Crisis.

Two world leading space scientists have called for the number of satellites orbiting the earth to be “urgently” policed to avoid an economic catastrophe.  Professor Anu Ojha, a director with the UK’s Space Agency, believes the risk of a collision…

The United States remains the world’s dominant superpower

Shortly after midnight Eastern Standard Time on Sunday October 7th when the full impact of Hamas’s murderous attack against Israel began to unfold, the United States’ most powerful naval battle group – Carrier Strike Force 12 – was dispatched to…

Navigating France’s National Security Landscape: Who is Gabriel Attal, France’s New Prime Minister? 

Gabriel Attal, France’s new Prime Minister and the youngest person to ever hold this position, is not a name typically associated with France’s national security strategy. However, in his current and previous roles (Attal has moved to the premiership from…

Opposing Forces: Corrupt Person of the Year and Prisoner of Conscience in Guatemala’s Narrative

In the heart of Guatemala’s battle against corruption lies a narrative of conflicting forces—where justice and impunity collide. Maria Consuelo Porras, Guatemala’s Attorney General, emerged as an unexpected yet controversial recipient of the 2023 Person of the Year award for…

Europol’s Report Unveils Escalating Online Fraud Threat

Europol’s latest report, dubbed “Online Fraud Schemes: A Web of Deceit,” has sounded an alarm on the intensifying threat of online fraud. This eye-opening report unveils the multifaceted evolution of fraud and the far-reaching impact on both the European Union…