Shop

  • FDI Associate Paper – China’s Uighur Strategy and South Asian Risk

    Free

    In this paper, FDI associate Samah Ibrahim assesses the possible security implications of the crackdown on the minority Uighur population in north-western China. She finds that it could undermine aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative, especially if regional militants use it as a cause to rally support.
  • FDI Strategic Analysis Paper – Evolving US Strategic Interests in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia and Iran

    Free

    In this paper, FDI Senior Research Analyst Lindsay Hughes examines the relationship of the United States with two countries of the Middle East – Saudi Arabia and Iran. Mr Hughes notes that, in the case of Saudi Arabia, the relationship, while remaining strong, continues to erode, while the relationship with Iran is now significantly more hostile under the current US Administration than it was under the previous one. In tandem with regional fears of a reduced US interest in the Middle East, the strategic dynamics of the region are such that it will continue to have major consequences for future developments throughout the twenty-first century.
  • Trends in Malware Attacks against United States Healthcare Organizations, 2016-2017

    Free

    Recently, the healthcare industry has been facing a new type of hazard; bad actors have started targeting hospitals and other healthcare facilities for cyberattacks. This industry is particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks because healthcare providers depend on up to date information from electronic health data.