2014 Global Risk Forum

Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth?

November 24, 2014 by Nicholas Consonery and Ben Yunmo Wang
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While the Chinese Communist Party used to base its legitimacy on economic growth, it is now tolerating short-term pain to address political and socioeconomic issues in an attempt to ensure the Party’s long-term survival. Those concerned about the risk of China’s economic slowdown should also not neglect the positive progress made on governance reforms over the past year.

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Is Economic Slowdown in China a Threat to the Global Economy?

November 14, 2014 by Jonathan Brookfield
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The People’s Republic of China serves as the locus of a number of global risks, and an economic slowdown in the PRC could have significant effects on several economies around the world.

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Do We Really Understand Cyber Espionage Threats?

October 20, 2014 by Nazli Choucri
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With the Internet at its core, cyberspace has become a fact of daily life for almost everyone everywhere. While there is an increasing awareness of threats to cybersecurity, matters of malware, intrusions, and breaches resonate poorly. But “espionage” captures attention, due less to its manifestation in the cyber domain than to our familiarity with the phenomenon.

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The Hidden Costs of Cyber Espionage

September 23, 2014 by Danielle Kehl
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Intelligence agencies around the world are racing to increase their information-gathering and monitoring capabilities, ostensibly in an effort to promote national security and protect against terrorist threats. But in the debate about the privacy and security tradeoffs of cyber espionage, the costs of certain tactics are often overlooked.

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Re-imagining Security for the Internet of Everything

September 8, 2014 by Simon Crosby
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What is the meaning of trust in the digital world? The benefits of cloud computing and online collaboration seem limitless, but online our finely tuned instincts for trust, perfected for the physical world, are useless.

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Shades of Cyber Grey: Espionage and Attack in Cyberspace

September 2, 2014 by Alexander Klimburg
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The shades of (cyber) grey that constitute operations in cyberspace mean that it is possible to misattribute intelligence collection activities for something more serious—with dramatic consequences.

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