Assessing the Potential of Austria’s New Government Coalition

After Austria’s government collapsed in May 2019, Austrian chancellor and leader of the conservative party ÖVP Sebastian Kurz was voted back into office in a snap election only 4 months later. Having previously formed a coalition with the country’s far-right wing party FPÖ, Kurz is now teaming up with the green party to form a new government ...

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Associated Risks of the Libyan Civil War

On January 8, 2020, Russia and Turkey released a joint statement advocating for a ceasefire in Libya, where conflict continues between the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army. The following day, however, the leader of the LNA, Khalifa Haftar, rejected the ceasefire and ...

Insurance and Economic Costs of Australia’s Bushfires

Since November 2019, sweeping bushfires have been ravaging Australia’s coastlines in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Southern Australia. Relief from the catastrophic fires is likely not imminent, as summer temperatures in Australia peak in January and February, increasing the risk of heatwaves, droughts, and bushfires. News reports state that ...

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 ...

Synergizing AI and 5G Technology

Combining high-speed wireless connection, artificial intelligence (AI), sensor data, and satellite imagery has the potential to open a wide range of technological possibilities across numerous industries. The interplay between AI and 5G technology not only affects the installation of 5G networks itself, but also has the potential to revolutionize the medical, consumer goods, manufacturing, energy, construction, and security industries ...

The Internet of Skills: Risks and Opportunities

The term the “Internet of Things” has been widely circulated in the media, yet the “Internet of Skills” is a relatively new concept. The Internet of Skills is “where 5G, AI and robotics meet,” according to Mischa Dohler, Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London and leading scientist in the field of digitalizing physical abilities ...

The Risks of Golden Visa Schemes

Golden visa schemes have been much debated in Europe, particularly in the context of due diligence and compliance. In simple terms, golden visa schemes are entry tickets for wealthy investors into countries that offer such an opportunity. In order to receive a residency permit or citizenship rights, foreign applicants must ...