• AI at the UN

    Mercedes Page     |      April 7, 2024

    While the UN may not ever be able to mandate a single global AI governance framework, it can play a crucial role in setting minimum standards, fostering consensus on core principles and facilitating interoperability between different technological blocs, ensuring that AI is developed and deployed responsibly for the benefit of everyone.

  • Cable sabotage in the Baltic Sea

    Mercedes Page     |      November 3, 2023

    The damaging of two subsea telecommunications cables and a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea by a Chinese container vessel underlines the reliance of the western world on these cables and the need to protect them from hostile authoritarian regimes.

  • The unhinged global order

    Mercedes Page     |      October 7, 2023

    As the curtains fell on the UN’s annual high-level meetings last week, the world was left with an unsettling message: the international order is crumbling, and no one can agree on what comes next.

  • Protecting digital democracy

    Mercedes Page     |      September 30, 2023

    Attempts by the United Nations to create multilateral safeguards for the digital world shouldn’t allow brutal dictatorships such as Russia and China to circumscribe free speech to protect their own interests and agenda.

  • Malicious AI arrives on the dark web

    Mercedes Page     |      August 23, 2023

    In recent weeks the dark web has become a breeding ground for a new generation of standalone AI-powered tools and applications designed to cater to a cybercriminal’s every illicit need.