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As with the rest of the world, the rapid evolution of technology has pervasive effects in Middle-Eastern and African societies. This section covers developments in emerging disruptive technologies (EDTs), their transformative impact and how they influence the regions' security landscape, actors and dynamics.

22 March 2022 | Africa, Middle East

MENA: Challenges & Capabilities in Cyberspace



With increasing global cyber threats, stronger cyber capacity is needed to protect economical, social and economy domains

MENA: Challenges & Capabilities in Cyberspace

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The De-Globalisation of Oil Risks and Implications from the Politicisation of Energy Markets



[ © Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) ]

 The EU’s announced ban on Russian oil imports is a strong political measure that will heavily impact international energy markets, restricting the supply of 4.1 million barrels per day (mbd) of oil and derivates to a market which is a net importer of 10.72 mbd.  

Special Report on Solar PV Global Supply Chains



[ © International Energy Agency ]

 Solar PV is a crucial pillar of clean energy transitions worldwide, underpinning efforts to reach international energy and climate goals. Over the last decade, the amount of solar PV deployed around the world has increased massively while its costs have declined drastically.