Tag Archives: Global

China: The obscurity of power

The obscurity of power: Xi Jinping’s China, by Andrew Gilholm.  Amid the din of presidential change in the world’s established superpower, a looming leadership transition in its emerging superpower has gone little noticed. The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold its five-yearly national congress in late 2017, marking the end of President Xi Jinping’s…
Read more

Targeting kidnap for ransom

Kidnap for ransom: What makes a target?, by Nicola White. In 2016, individuals employed in at least 54 different sectors, operating in 77 countries, experienced at first hand the trauma of a kidnap-for-ransom. More often than not, incidents occurred in major cities – exactly the locations where many multinational businesses operate. Understanding what kidnappers look…
Read more

Regulation’s multilingual morass

Global regulation: A multilingual morass, by Robert Boyd. Trains running late? Blame a company. Prices creeping upward? Blame a company. Hotel wifi crashing? Blame a company. Populism isn’t just a force at the ballot box. What’s more, it’s not just coming from voters. For 2017 and beyond, a wrathful combination of public outcry and regulatory zeal…
Read more

Data trap 2.0

Data trap 2.0: A double-bind of threats and laws, by Rose Bernard. The global cyber security landscape will become more fractured in 2017. Companies will face legislative demands that are both increasingly restrictive and increasingly divergent – even conflicting – across different geographies. Add in rising threats from nation states, cybercriminals and cyber activists, and…
Read more