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Technology & Innovation

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.

20 November 2023 at 15:37 | Transnational

Artificial Intelligence: The Geopolitical & Security Implications

This fourth episode in our Southern Talks series is focused on the highly complex and timely topic of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The Geopolitical & Security Implications


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Cybercrime Treaty Summary of the GI-TOC's key positions

[ © Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime ]

 From 21 August to 1 September 2023, delegates debated a zero draft of the United Nations Treaty on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, or more succinctly referred to as the ‘cybercrime treaty’, at a UN session in New York.  

Reading of the Week: How to Achieve African Digital Sovereignty

[ © The South African Institute of International Affairs ]

 India’s G20 presidency spotlighted the pivotal role of digital public infrastructure in fostering sustainable and inclusive development. Such a network is crucial for Africa’s rapidly expanding digital landscape. Yet without strategic actions the continent risks succumbing to a new type of resource curse — the digital one.