July 2. 2019

China’s Surveillance Silk Road

You may know about China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but have you heard of its surveillance silk road? Chinese technology companies behind the country’s advanced censorship and surveillance capabilities are making inroads in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. […]
January 10. 2019

Trends We’re Watching in 2019

As analysts, we know that making predictions is a tricky exercise that does not always pan out. Still, it is our role to anticipate future developments in a changing world, not to mention fun to try a little forecasting at […]
July 16. 2018

False Flags: Unpacking Conspiracy Theories

Last month, the owner of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia quietly refused service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In the age of Twitter and twenty-four-hour news cycles, owner Stephanie Wilkinson surely knew that she and […]
March 16. 2018

Hold Onto Your Trade Secrets: Trends in Chinese Intellectual Property Theft

Intellectual property theft in China used to be symbolized by stores in Chinese malls across the country filled floor to ceiling with pirated DVDs of Hollywood blockbuster movies. Now a better symbol might be a Chinese tech startup. American officials estimate that intellectual […]