2014 Global Risk Forum

It Will Take a Village, Creativity, and Collaboration

August 26, 2014 by Christina Ayiotis
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In a knowledge-based, inter-connected, global economy where technology enables productivity without geographical boundaries, information assets and formal intellectual property take on incredible importance.

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The Risks of Cyber Insecurity

August 17, 2014 by Ian Wallace
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Around the world governments are experiencing a growing sense of cyber insecurity. The threat is real, and few nations are adequately prepared.

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How the Internet Became a Focal Point for Espionage

August 6, 2014 by James Lewis
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The Internet created a golden age for signals intelligence, for both the U.S. and our opponents. As individuals, companies, and governments moved massive amounts of sensitive data onto poorly secured networks, they offered undreamt-of opportunities for intelligence collection.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking with 21st Century Statecraft

July 28, 2014 by Clint Shoemake
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Armed poachers who take advantage of the instability in countries like the Central African Republic undermine a nearly non-existent rule of law and foster cultures of corruption, bribery, and violence that further unravel Africa’s economic boom.

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Negotiating East Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

July 22, 2014 by Owen Sanderson
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Kenya’s promising tech ecosystem is on the rise. Sparked by a handful of vocal bloggers—and sustained by cheap Internet, ubiquitous cellphones, and new international investment—Kenya is angling to be the next Seoul or San Francisco.

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The Economic Promise of the East African Railway

July 16, 2014 by Patrick Malone
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The East African Railway will connect East Africa from Mombasa, Kenya to Bujumbura, Burundi, inaugurating a new age of African infrastructure investment. But will the East African Community be able to overcome the challenges to completing the project?

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