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The contents of this blog highlight geopolitical, ethno-religious, and socio-cultural issues from around the world. Contributions are made by ENODO Global, Inc. and its strategic partners.

The Justice Against the Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is one of the most controversial and complex pieces of national security legislation in recent years. It enables private US citizens to sue foreign governments over alleged support of terrorist groups. The heated controversy about JASTA spilled over to social media, where over 11,000 Twitter posts since November 1, 2016 have debated the merits of the act. Accurately evaluating large volumes of social media data is a critical task as political debates, public perception, and organizations’ reputations...

The Intelligence Community (IC) is already irrelevant and on the verge of becoming obsolete. Appointments in the new administration, its failure to adapt methods and tradecraft in a world of evolving security threats, and the inability to develop new sources of information make it even more vulnerable. The nominations of Lieutenant General Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor—a heretic within the IC with an axe to grind--and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson—a business leader with a personal global network—will drive a wedge between the White...

Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE, argued in May that “globalization is being attacked as never before.” Politicians and populations, across a diverse spectrum of demographics in every continent, increasingly challenge free trade and global integration. This bold claim by the leader of one of the world’s largest and most recognized companies is buttressed by data arising in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the increase in protectionism policies, and company’s realization of the cost of community conflict. The push against globalization is also...

Divisions between governments and their populations directly impact the social, political, and economic frameworks of nations, and influence regional and international security. These divisions are the result of government policies and actions, which often have a profound negative impact on their populations and are counterintuitive to their citizens’ identities. The world recently observed such divisions through the popular rejections of government initiatives in the U.K. Referendum on EU membership and the failed peace accord between the Colombian government and FARC. Failure to understand a populations’...

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an epic journey of transformation.” King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud have charted a course for Saudi Arabia’s economic future. Vision 2030 delivers a broad strategy to advance the Kingdom’s progress based upon its rich history, values, and traditions. The strategy introduces three pillars that enable the Kingdom to shape its future and influence the region by: 1) remaining the Heart of the Arab and Islamic world; 2)...

“The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will have little impact on multinational corporations (MNCs) investing in Central and Eastern Europe.” At the macro-level, the future of post-Brexit investment in Central and Eastern Europe appears fraught with challenges and uncertainty. However, a favorable investment environment prevails within the region. Since 1989, major political, economic, and socio-cultural events have transformed the region, creating new opportunities for investment. According to the most recent Social Progress Index data, experts expect a drop in migration from Central and...