Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management. He has published six books and more than 600 articles. His latest book is China Vision.
Daniel Wagner
Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions and a widely published author on current affairs and risk management. He has published six books and more than 600 articles. His latest book is China Vision.

Latest from Daniel Wagner

Opinion | As US, China and Russia fight for AI supremacy in new hyperwar battlefield, will good sense prevail?

In this ‘who dares wins’ race, the US has a lead in deep-learning algorithms but China and Russia are making greater strides in applications, unencumbered by privacy or rights concerns.

22 Jul 2019 - 11:50AM

In this ‘who dares wins’ race, the US has a lead in deep-learning algorithms but China and Russia are making greater strides in applications, unencumbered by privacy or rights concerns.

As US, China and Russia fight for AI supremacy in new hyperwar battlefield, will good sense prevail?
Opinion | Whether it’s China or Iran, Donald Trump deserves some credit for his foreign policy doctrine

In calling off a strike against Iran, the US president has demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head. His critics won’t acknowledge it, but his foreign policy doctrine has so far served him well with Iran, North Korea and China.

26 Jun 2019 - 5:43AM

In calling off a strike against Iran, the US president has demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head. His critics won’t acknowledge it, but his foreign policy doctrine has so far served him well with Iran, North Korea and China.

Whether it’s China or Iran, Donald Trump deserves some credit for his foreign policy doctrine
Opinion | In an era of disruption, China is positioning itself as the next foreign policy leader

As the world’s governments grapple with uncertainties, China, with its belt and road strategy, growing military muscle and AI ambitions, is preparing to emerge as a leading force in diplomacy.

21 May 2019 - 11:05AM

As the world’s governments grapple with uncertainties, China, with its belt and road strategy, growing military muscle and AI ambitions, is preparing to emerge as a leading force in diplomacy.

In an era of disruption, China is positioning itself as the next foreign policy leader
Opinion | After Sri Lanka bombings, security screenings could be coming to a shopping centre near you

As terrorists increasingly turn their attention to soft targets, governments and businesses must move quickly and collaborate to fund and put in place enhanced security measures, especially in locations that have been terrorist targets in the past.

27 Apr 2019 - 3:39AM

As terrorists increasingly turn their attention to soft targets, governments and businesses must move quickly and collaborate to fund and put in place enhanced security measures, especially in locations that have been terrorist targets in the past.

After Sri Lanka bombings, security screenings could be coming to a shopping centre near you
Opinion | Amid China’s port buying spree, Europe needs to ensure its own interests are protected too

Europe is the prime destination for finished goods along the trade routes of the Chinese infrastructure plan, and crucial to the success of ‘Made in China 2025’. To ensure fairness, the Europeans must have a stake in the Chinese trade strategy.

28 Mar 2019 - 9:37PM

Europe is the prime destination for finished goods along the trade routes of the Chinese infrastructure plan, and crucial to the success of ‘Made in China 2025’. To ensure fairness, the Europeans must have a stake in the Chinese trade strategy.

Amid China’s port buying spree, Europe needs to ensure its own interests are protected too
Opinion | China’s head start in cyberwarfare leaves the US and others playing catch-up

Xi Jinping’s foresight that the future is digital helped China push ahead in the race to harness the power of the internet, much of it in covert operations, to sharpen its military edge and economic competitiveness.

7 Mar 2019 - 3:57AM

Xi Jinping’s foresight that the future is digital helped China push ahead in the race to harness the power of the internet, much of it in covert operations, to sharpen its military edge and economic competitiveness.

China’s head start in cyberwarfare leaves the US and others playing catch-up
The View | Donald Trump’s pick to head the World Bank means US-China rivalry has a new front: development aid

China continues to take World Bank aid despite its growth and the founding of alternative institutions like the AIIB. Trump’s nominee to lead the bank, David Malpass, may have been chosen to stop that.

7 Feb 2019 - 10:21PM

China continues to take World Bank aid despite its growth and the founding of alternative institutions like the AIIB. Trump’s nominee to lead the bank, David Malpass, may have been chosen to stop that.

Donald Trump’s pick to head the World Bank means US-China rivalry has a new front: development aid
Opinion | Ethics and the pursuit of artificial intelligence

Failure to propose solutions about how the ethical dilemmas raised by AI will be addressed could pose an existential threat to the human race

6 Aug 2018 - 7:32AM

Failure to propose solutions about how the ethical dilemmas raised by AI will be addressed could pose an existential threat to the human race

Ethics and the pursuit of artificial intelligence
China’s cybersecurity law is biased and open to abuse, but it may not stop others copying it

Critics are right to say the law gives Chinese companies an unfair edge and raises important privacy concerns. The fear is that other countries are more likely to adopt this model than the EU’s more cumbersome one favouring rights protection.

26 Jun 2018 - 12:51AM

Critics are right to say the law gives Chinese companies an unfair edge and raises important privacy concerns. The fear is that other countries are more likely to adopt this model than the EU’s more cumbersome one favouring rights protection.

China’s cybersecurity law is biased and open to abuse, but it may not stop others copying it
Your Facebook data is in greater danger than you probably know

The Cambridge Analytica drama should be an opportunity to inform people of how easily criminals, terrorists and others can access their personal data, as well as how frequently hacking and security breaches happen. 

15 Apr 2018 - 6:10PM

The Cambridge Analytica drama should be an opportunity to inform people of how easily criminals, terrorists and others can access their personal data, as well as how frequently hacking and security breaches happen. 

Your Facebook data is in greater danger than you probably know
Governments and business must work together to patch cybersecurity holes

Defending against cyberattacks is an unending cat-and-mouse game, and public-private partnerships would help in communicating risks and options for addressing them.

24 Mar 2018 - 11:00AM

Defending against cyberattacks is an unending cat-and-mouse game, and public-private partnerships would help in communicating risks and options for addressing them.

Governments and business must work together to patch cybersecurity holes
China rewrites the rules on how to rise in influence in the Middle East

Beijing, by increasing its oil consumption, maintaining an open posture towards competing actors in the region and letting the US handle the security burden, has made itself into a massive player in the region.

1 Feb 2018 - 9:29AM

Beijing, by increasing its oil consumption, maintaining an open posture towards competing actors in the region and letting the US handle the security burden, has made itself into a massive player in the region.

China rewrites the rules on how to rise in influence in the Middle East
Now a leading nation, China must shed its ‘poor cousin’ persona

Xi Jinping’s forceful speech at the party congress gives notice of the country’s arrival as a global power.

22 Oct 2017 - 1:03AM

Xi Jinping’s forceful speech at the party congress gives notice of the country’s arrival as a global power.

Now a leading nation, China must shed its ‘poor cousin’ persona
How greed, money and power are fuelling the Rohingya’s suffering in Myanmar
Why the next great war is likely to be fought in space

Daniel Wagner says tech advances are helping countries like China to develop space capabilities that can be turned into a military advantage, hastening a likely race to ‘weaponise’ space

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Daniel Wagner says tech advances are helping countries like China to develop space capabilities that can be turned into a military advantage, hastening a likely race to ‘weaponise’ space

Why the next great war is likely to be fought in space
Why Theresa May’s call to arms on terrorism via social media could be blocked by reality
Can Asia remain stable amid the political shock waves from the West?
Trump underlines his bulldozer diplomacy by choosing Tillerson as US secretary of state
After the Duterte whirlwind, brace for more dramatic political change in Asia
America’s falling global standing is no cause for glee
Realistic expectations must guide China-US relations
Does the Philippines really want Asia’s Donald Trump as its next president?
With its China bashing, America risks breaking a profitable partnership
In the wake of Paris attacks, Europe is likely to rethink its open borders
Don't blame China for the carnage in global stock markets
Lurking nationalism threatens Asia
In South Sudan, China peacemaker role marks a first in its diplomacy

This summer marked the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence, yet few of its citizens had reason to celebrate. As the youngest member state of the United Nations, South Sudan has endured a bloody civil war since December that has virtually shut down its oil-based economy.

12 Sep 2014 - 5:37AM

This summer marked the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence, yet few of its citizens had reason to celebrate. As the youngest member state of the United Nations, South Sudan has endured a bloody civil war since December that has virtually shut down its oil-based economy.

In South Sudan, China peacemaker role marks a first in its diplomacy
Rise of the Islamic State signals a changing world order

The world is transfixed at the rise of the extremist Islamic State group, contemplating its implications for the greater Middle East, and aghast at the inability of any country to stop its march across the Levant.

16 Aug 2014 - 2:06AM

The world is transfixed at the rise of the extremist Islamic State group, contemplating its implications for the greater Middle East, and aghast at the inability of any country to stop its march across the Levant.

Rise of the Islamic State signals a changing world order
China unlikely to risk hurting ties with Malaysia over missing flight MH370

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 prompted Chinese citizens to pressure their government to react harshly to Malaysia's perceived incompetence.

20 May 2014 - 4:01AM

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 prompted Chinese citizens to pressure their government to react harshly to Malaysia's perceived incompetence.

China unlikely to risk hurting ties with Malaysia over missing flight MH370
How to read Vladimir Putin

It was the sinking of the Russian submarine the Kursk, in 2000, that first prompted Vladimir Putin to reveal critical elements of his personality to the world. Since then, the Western media have generally characterised him as a heartless bully bent on challenging the West.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

It was the sinking of the Russian submarine the Kursk, in 2000, that first prompted Vladimir Putin to reveal critical elements of his personality to the world. Since then, the Western media have generally characterised him as a heartless bully bent on challenging the West.

How to read Vladimir Putin