In the recent Pakistan elections, 15,000 observers equipped with smart phones and a custom-made Android application were part of the efforts to run a fair and free poll, Jon Boone reported in The Guardian. The app, based on a similaraaa
Killer Robots are on the march, to use a military metaphor, and there is no going back. They are coming to a theatre of war near you, and they may arrive sooner than expected. Welcome to the future.
Jamie Gilham on Britain’s first Muslim Peer
Women’s influence has been increasing in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood, but they will have to compete with the Qubaysiyat.
The fact that Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were ‘brothers in arms’ has given rise to several commentaries in the last 24 hours.
Thomas Rid on the pitfalls of using analogies to illustrate the reality of the threat posed by ‘Cyber War’.
Robin Jeffrey on the role of the mobile phone in Indian elections, holograms in Gujarat, and how the key to their success still lies with the people using them.
The surge in international interest in the Saharan Sahel region of Africa following the French-led intervention in Mali and especially the attack on the In Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria by armed Islamists has drawn attention to the links between these incidents and the conflict in Algeria in the 1990s.