Can gamers help map the consequences of climate change? Is the age of Big Business really over? And why are oil and gas prices at an historic high? Find the answers from our analysts in the latest HCSS Digest:
Can gamers help map the consequences of climate change? Can you use satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and gaming techniques to map the impact of Covid-19 on food security? Hans van ‘t Woud (BlackShore) and Laura Birkman (HCSS) tell you all about “Crowds & Machines” in the latest episode of De Strateeg, our podcast on BNR Nieuwsradio.
The age of Big Business is over, Paul Verhagen writes in Elsevier Weekblad: the once virtually unlimited freedom of multinationals is increasingly being restricted in the interest of geopolitical concerns, economic security and political expediency.
As oil and gas prices are historically high and OPEC’s oil-producing countries are arguing amongst themselves, HCSS energy expert Jilles van den Beukel explains what’s happening on the oil market in Spraakmakers Op 1.
“Petrol prices will not fall immediately, but the threat of a higher oil price will decrease,” HCSS energy expert Lucia van Geuns added on NOS news.
French influence in Europe is growing, and Macron is looking forward to European successes in his reelection campaign. their podcast for BNR, Boekestijn and de Wijk discuss with Philip Freriks which direction the country will choose for itself and the continent.
Tim Sweijs recently compiled ‘Deterrence in the 21st Century: Insights from Theory and Practice‘ together with Frans Osinga, in which experts from around the world describe the most pressing strategic challenges and new military strategies – the book has now been downloaded over 100.000 times!
In an interview with former MP Angelien Eijsink, Sanne Maas (PwC) referenced an HCSS-PwC report she co-authored with Frank Bekkers and Dorith Kool: “Kansrijke Integratie Mens-Technologie Binnen Defensie” focusses on how technology can be used to increase the effectiveness of defense personnel.
In newspaper Tubantia, HCSS Director of Political Affairs Han ten Broeke takes a critical look at private space travel, as billionaires Musk, Bezos & Branson present their space ambitions, financed with assets based on tax avoidance.
A recent and relevant RAND Corporation report cites the 2018 joint publication “Power and Influence in a Globalized World“. The study, by Jonathan Moyer, Tim Sweijs, Mathew J. Burrows and Hugo van Manen, shows how power and influence are derived from more than just coercive military capabilities, but are exercised through networks of economic, political, and security interactions involving states as well as non-state actors.
In need of some good summer reading? Bring out your lazy chair and check out the HCSS Summer Bookshelf, with book recommendations from our analysts on the latest global trends and geopolitical issues!