Technology

A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
The campaign to elect the next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union has entered the final stretch, with UN member states assembling in Bucharest, Romania…
Computational diplomacy - the science of an art?
Computational diplomacy - the science of an art?
Digital disinformation, cyberwarfare and AI-driven military campaigns have changed the face of geopolitics and raised the stakes for diplomatic negotiations. In a complex and…
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
One of the messiest and thorniest national security challenges is how to keep Australians safe from manipulative online content – now, and into the future. The matter cuts across…
Should democracies ever lie?
Should democracies ever lie?
Should liberal democracies ever tell lies? That’s one of the questions raised by reports that Facebook and Twitter have recently taken down a web of accounts, originating in…
An element of doubt? Rare earths targeted in disinfo campaign
An element of doubt? Rare earths targeted in disinfo campaign
The US cybersecurity firm Mandiant recently issued a fresh warning about an ongoing influence campaign comprising a network of thousands of inauthentic social media accounts…
Hyundai takes the driver’s seat in Indonesia’s EV market
Hyundai takes the driver’s seat in Indonesia’s EV market
In March, President Joko Widodo helped launch Indonesia’s first locally made electric vehicle – the IONIQ 5 – at a ceremony for a new automotive plant operated by the…
PNG’s elections: dangers that lie on social media
PNG’s elections: dangers that lie on social media
How many Facebook accounts and pages claim to belong to Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape? Between 20 and 35, depending on the point in time and your definition, none…
“Black ships”, the Quad and space
“Black ships”, the Quad and space
At the first in-person leaders’ summit of the Quad in Washington in September last year, the four member countries came forward with an ambitious space agenda. A working group was…
A required update for the EU-US Trade and Tech Council
A required update for the EU-US Trade and Tech Council
The second EU-US Trade and Technology Council meeting took place in Paris at the weekend. An outcome of the EU-US Summit in June 2021, the TTC was established to strengthen and…