David Hutchins

David Hutchins

David Hutchins earned his MSc in Defence, Development, and Diplomacy from the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University in the UK. He maintains 6 years of military experience having served in the United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve.

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Connecting Crises: Refugees, Euroscepticism, and the Future of European Markets

Summary: The details of this report highlight the connection between the chaos caused by violent...

S-500 Prometheus: Russian Missile Technology and NATO Impact

Summary: This Risk Report covers the forthcoming S-500 Prometheus (Russian: C-500 Прометей) missile...

Double Edged Alliance: Turkish S-400 Triumf Systems and the F-35 Lightning II

Developments: Turkey seeks to purchase Russian S-400 Triumfs, while also seeking to acquire F-35...

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Top Global Risks of 2020: Authoritarian Leadership

The continued presence of authoritarian leaders is a trend that has persisted despite the efforts of more democratic countries to encourage the adoption of representative governance. Going into 2020, authoritarian leaders control some of the world’s most powerful and influential countries and continue to ...

The Risks and Opportunities of Offshore Wind Energy

In a world facing an ever-increasing demand for energy and a rising sense of urgency around environmental concerns, a growing number of countries are turning to offshore wind energy to address these challenges. While offshore wind energy presents substantial opportunities, this method of energy generation also presents several risks ...

Sanctions and Protests in Zimbabwe: A Closer Look

On October 25, 2019, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Harare to protest what they referred to as “evil” Western sanctions against Zimbabwe. The rally was sponsored and organized by the Zimbabwean government, however, leaving many onlookers to question if the demonstrations were intended to deflect blame for the country’s economic troubles away from the government ...