Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 3: Conflict in the information realm)

Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 3: Conflict in the information realm) Phuah Eng Chye (2 July 2022) The economics of war have changed since World War 2 (WW2). First, traditional wars were highly physical with mass mobilisation of troops and blockades to cut supply lines with the goal of occupying enemy territory. Today, such … “Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 3: Conflict in the information realm)”

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Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 2: Integrated and ambiguous warfare)

Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 2: Integrated and ambiguous warfare) Phuah Eng Chye (18 June 2022) The nature of warfare is changing. First, the nuclear threat has prompted superpowers to exercise restraint and limit military conflict to “designated” theatres and activities. Second, technology disrupted military campaigns and intelligence[1] activities and altered the cost-benefits of … “Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 2: Integrated and ambiguous warfare)”

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Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 1: Conflict theories)

Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 1: Conflict theories) Phuah Eng Chye (4 June 2022) Theories on war and diplomacy have deep historical roots. Chinese strategists study lessons from the Warring States (481 BC to 403 BC) and Three Kingdoms (220 AD to 280 AD); the West from European conflicts and the Cold War (post-World … “Theories on war and diplomacy (Part 1: Conflict theories)”

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Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 6: Fragmentation, data sovereignty and localisation)

Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 6: Fragmentation, data sovereignty and localisation) Phuah Eng Chye (21 May 2022) UNCTAD notes “the three data behemoths – the United States, China and the European Union – have each created distinct data realms, which creates problems of compatibility or interoperability among them, severely impeding the ability to devise … “Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 6: Fragmentation, data sovereignty and localisation)”

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Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 5: Digital trade agreements and digital governance)

Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 5: Digital trade agreements and digital governance) Phuah Eng Chye (7 May 2022) Divergence in data governance approaches reflect differing ideological beliefs and national interests. These differences, in turn, lead to diverging negotiating positions in digital trade agreements. However, these national positions are not static. As familiarity with the … “Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 5: Digital trade agreements and digital governance)”

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Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 4: The geopolitics of data)

Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 4: The geopolitics of data) Phuah Eng Chye (23 April 2022) Data is the indispensable resource in the information society. UNCTAD notes digital data “are core to all fast-evolving digital technologies, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and other Internet-based services…global … “Global reset – Technology decoupling (Part 4: The geopolitics of data)”

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