In mid-November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) decided on five new rules to guide its energy lending policy: priority to energy efficiency, enabling energy “decarbonization”, increased finance for decentralized energy production, increased finance for “intermittent” energy sources such as wind and solar, and supporting “energy transformation” outside the EU. The Bank will cease lending in […]
Ever since it gained independence from the USSR in 1991, Georgia has had an excellent relationship with NATO. In 1994, Georgia joined the NATO-run Partnership for Peace. This was the first step of a long journey for Georgia to become a member of NATO. In 2008, the Russian Army invaded parts of Georgia, which it […]
What risks do governments face when barely any international regulations guides private sector actions in cyber space?
India has the world’s largest diaspora population – impacting remittances, military operations, political advocacy, and even Indian grand strategy itself. How does India choose to engage with this diverse community, and what benefits does that engagement bring?
The French Rassemblement National has long been one of the largest populist radical right parties in Europe. In 2011, Marine Le Pen became the leader of the party and started the process of bringing the party into the mainstream in an attempt to get rid of its extremist image. In this special report, I look […]
In this article, Dan Poliwoda reviews the inefficacy of current development aid programming schemes, and discusses how they can be reformed. Dan argues that development aid should be predicated on adopting market-oriented reforms that promote market competition and developing countries’ engagement in global trade.
What is happening in East Asia? In this article, James Cho discusses the escalating tension between Japan and South Korea with South Korea’s GSOMIA withdrawal and “No Japan” boycott. He examines possible impact of GSOMIA withdrawal and how it poses problems in East Asia security.
In this article, James Cho reviews how Canada is protecting its critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. He examines the 2015 cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid as an example of cyberattack on infrastructure and introduces the goals of the new National Cyber Security Action Plan by Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.