Tensions between the US and South Africa – this time over the terror alert – are nothing new. Their relations have always had highs and lows since South Africa became a democracy in 1994.
Terror alerts, such as the one recently issued by the US and UK embassies in Abuja, should be taken seriously by the Nigerian government as well as citizens.
Regular intelligence briefings for the public’s consumption have been a feature of the war in Ukraine.
Poor cybersecurity awareness and training of users is one reason for the high incidence of successful cyber-attacks in South Africa.
The hybrid nature of threats to South Africa’s energy infrastructure can only be solved by an integrated solution, including severe sanctions that should include fines and imprisonment.
The commission could have made more of the evidence and been more categorical about when it thought criminality had taken place.
South Africa needs a multi-pronged strategy for building peaceful, sustainable neighbourhoods, communities, and a nation where the rule of law prevails.
To achieve perceptual expertise, you may need more than smarts and hard work. Research suggests there’s a general ability that may help you succeed in jobs that depend on perceptual decisions.
Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
Human brains seem to be wired differently to those of chimps or macaques.
A big study accounting for genes and socioeconomic background suggests that video games actually cause children’s intelligence to grow.
Intellectual self-image matters because it’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you think you can’t, you won’t.
From jamming satellite signals to spreading disinformation, Russia’s military has sophisticated technologies it’s bringing to the battlefield in Ukraine.
As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
National security professionals and armchair sleuths alike are taking advantage of vast amounts of publicly available information and software tools to monitor geopolitical events around the world.
As the July 2021 unrest and looting graphically showed, crime and lawlessness can debilitate and destroy government efforts to facilitate and support economic growth.
The internet has created new threats to national security and population welfare. The Canadian government needs an oversight department to address cybersecurity and educate their citizens.
The judge responsible for authorising the covert monitoring of communications has found that claims by journalists that they were being spied on were credible.
The army may help create a more stable and secure environment in the short term, but this is unlikely to result in sustainable and lasting peace.
Are you good at changing perspectives? If so, it may benefit you in more ways than you imagine.