What can we expect to see at the NATO 2021 Summit?

By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst On June 14th, NATO is holding its Summit of allied leaders at its headquarters in Brussels, which will focus on the NATO 2030 agenda. In their press release from April this year, the Alliance listed the challenges that they will be covering in their discussions, centring on the topics ofContinue reading “What can we expect to see at the NATO 2021 Summit?”

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack fallout: why a crypto crackdown is not the answer

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Blockchain & Cyber Analyst For those connected to the cyber-world (pretty much everyone), trading in cryptocurrency or in dire need of petrol in North Carolina, last week was nothing short of a catastrophe. The 7 May 2021 ransomware attack on the 5,500-mile Texas-New York Colonial Pipeline suspended its operations forContinue reading “The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack fallout: why a crypto crackdown is not the answer”

Quantum vs blockchain: a looming showdown?

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Blockchain and Cyber analyst During the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in cryptocurrencies has massively increased, sending Bitcoin (the original cryptocurrency) surging to new all-time highs[1]. Already, financial institutions such as Citibank are predicting that Bitcoin might become the preferred currency of the future[2]. As a fast, anonymous, decentralised and global paymentContinue reading “Quantum vs blockchain: a looming showdown?”

Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?

By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In February 2020, the new strategic plan on the AI[1] (White Paper) and the European Data Strategy[2] was published by the European Commission. This strategy paper aimed at defining new limits against the digital technologies which could potentially breach fundamental rights, such as privacy rights and gender-based or otherContinue reading “Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?”

Interview series: International Security in 2021

Unfiltered Voices founder Ilayda Nijhar spoke with Bruno Lete, Senior Security & Defence Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Board Advisor at Unfiltered Voices, about international security issues for 2021. This interview was conducted remotely on January 19th 2021. – In your opinion, what are the top 3 security issues for 2021? The impactContinue reading “Interview series: International Security in 2021”

GameStop: the internet has finally become aware of its financial might

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Bitcoin & Cyber Analyst Be it inspiring or insurrectionary, the internet has increasingly shown itself to be a growing source of social and political activism. Twitter, TikTok and YouTube (remember Kony 2012?)  have all had their fair share of viral campaigns in the past, though arguably the consequences have beenContinue reading “GameStop: the internet has finally become aware of its financial might”