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warnings of a “digital Pearl Harbor,” advanced economies such as the United
States and the European Union are more exposed to cyberattacks than ever. These
vulnerabilities can be traced to the spread of new digital technologies, the
electrification of transport and heating systems, robotics and artificial
intelligence. That puts a premium on efficient cybersecurity strategies based
on a layered defense in depth, focused on mitigating the effects of attacks and
allowing faster recovery of critical infrastructure.
Dr. Frank Umbach
Japan is moving full throttle toward renewable energy. Five years ago, before the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011, such a development would have been inconceivable because the country’s so called “nuclear village” held tight control over the energy sector. The powerful pro-nuclear lobby comprised of elite bureaucrats, utility executives, academics and jour...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
Hungary is officially upbeat about its agreement with Russia to expand the Paks-2 nuclear plant. But behind the hurrah-optimism of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and government officials, the 12 billion euro contract with Rosatom is encountering stiff resistance at home and abroad, writes GIS guest expert Peter Juhasz.