LABORATORIO DI RICERCA COMPLESSA / COMPLEX RESEARCH LABORATORY
Colonialismo ante e post. Le parole che fermano il dialogo (Marzia Giglioli)
Biden, come fermare l’Iran senza provocare la guerra (Carlo Rebecchi)
Intelligenza artificiale: il rischio dei dati spazzatura (Marzia Giglioli)
Daily from global think tanks and open sources
(the analyzes here recalled do not necessarily correspond to the geostrategic thinking of The Global Eye)
1 – (Katherine Walla – Atlantic Council) According to US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the United States and European Union (EU) don’t have a moment to wait in setting standards for the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI). “If the US and EU don’t show up,” she warned, “China will, [and] autocracies will.”
2 – (Valerie Wirtschafter – Brookings) The influence of the online ecosystem in shaping democratic discourse is well-documented, with the expanded reach of generative artificial intelligence (AI) representing a novel challenge in a historic election year. Generative AI enables the creation of realistic images, videos, audio, or text based on user-provided prompts. Given the potential exploitation of this technology, particularly in the context of elections, it has garnered significant attention.
3 – (Jeremy Jurgens – World Economic Forum) Contrary to the hype, the more robust discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging tech revealed a notable convergence of viewpoints. There were also serious conversations around other key issues: the digital divide, the coming quantum economy, space technology and climate change, and the development of sector-specific regulation around AI governance. The focus should now be on a conscious approach to AI – it’s application across sectors and its interface with other technologies – and an unwavering commitment to putting people first.
(Paolo Messa, Karim Mezran – Atlantic Council) As it begins its Group of Seven (G7) presidency, Italy has an opportunity to leverage its unique historical and cultural perspective to act as a bridge-builder between the “West” and the “Rest” of the world. Indeed, it must do so, because a more inclusive and collaborative approach between these two blocs has become an imperative
Horn of Africa
(George Hancock – RUSI) While the US and the UK attempt to contain Houthi attacks in the Bab al-Mandab and Red Sea, Somali pirates have made a daring comeback off the Horn of Africa
(Yoes Kenawas – East Asia Forum) Indonesian politics experienced significant plot twists in 2023, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo emerging as a central figure and orchestrating seasoned tactical moves in the lead up to 2024’s presidential and legislative elections. The political landscape was dominated by elite interests with minimal public participation, while ideological distinctions between candidates were blurred
(Liam O’Shea – RUSI) Public support for Israel is in decline in the West and low in emerging economies. A much less violent security strategy is needed to enhance its image, and that of its allies
(Allison Minor, Kevin Huggard – Brookings) How the Houthis joined the Israel-Gaza crisis
(Farzana Shaikh – Chatham House) Pakistan faces formidable economic and political challenges, but without a credible result in the elections scheduled for 8 February it stands little chance of overcoming them. The repercussions could extend beyond Pakistan’s borders, affecting regional stability and increasing pressure on Western governments as a growing number of Pakistanis leave their country in search of a more secure future abroad
Russia – NATO
(Sidharth Kaushal, René Balletta – RUSI) A paper seeks to answer how Allied maritime power can best contribute to competition with Russia
Russia – Ukraine
(Daniel Fried – The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune) With support from Europe, the United States, and others, Ukraine has held off – and in part, beaten back – Russia’s campaign of conquest and subjugation. But Ukraine has not won, Putin seems determined to fight on, and the West seems beset by doubts as to whether continuing to back Ukraine is practical or worth the investment. Lessons learned the hard way in the 20th century – among them that aggressive dictators need to be stopped and people willing to fight for their freedom need to be supported – are in danger of being lost once again.
(Melissa J. Durkee – CIGI) In a mission that builds on both public and private contributions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently launched a spacecraft destined for the asteroid Psyche, a curious object just beyond Mars that might be made of metal. The interstellar mission is run by the US space agency, was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and features a principal investigator from Arizona State University, Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Western Sahara – UK – Morocco
(Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB – RUSi) The situation in the Western Sahara might appear to be just another ‘frozen conflict’ in a world increasingly defined by crises. But there is a workable solution on the table, and the UK should give the Moroccan plan its full backing
The Science of Where Magazine (Direttore: Emilio Albertario)