Each week our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals… Each section focuses on signals related to a specific theme: world (international politics and geopolitics); economy; science; analysis, strategy and futures; technology and weapons; energy and environment. However, in a complex world, categories are merely a convenient way to present information, when facts and events interact across boundaries.

Read the 26 May 2016 scan 

The Weekly is the scan of The Red (Team) Analysis Society and it focuses on national and international security issues. It was started as an experiment with Paper.li as a way to collect ideas, notably through Twitter. Its success and its usefulness led to its continuation.

The information collected (crowdsourced) does not mean endorsement but points to new, emerging, escalating or stabilizing problems and issues.

If you wish to consult the scan after the end of the week period, use the “archives” directly on The Weekly.

Featured image: “C-band Radar-dish Antenna”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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  1. As an OPEC veteren who sees everything with an eye on OPEC,I wish to draw your kind atten to the June 2 OPEC MInisterial conference in Vienna.This OPEC Conference reminds me of such a conference back in 1980’s and early years of 1990’s.The Middle East is in turmoil like 30 years ago.Iran-Iraq war,killings of Iranian pilgrimes in Mecca….and oil price crash.
    Today OPEC Ministrial Conference is taking place under more and less similar condition.Iran and Saudi Arabia have cut-off all diplomatic relationship.The entire Middle East is in one of its worst geopolitical shape.Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen,Iraq,Libya in turmoil and then the oil price crash.To me it sounds like a nostalgy.Nevertheless,OPEC members made some of their most important decisions during most geopolitically difficult times.

    1. Thanks Fereydoun! we shall follow the summit with attention. Hopefully your relatively optimistic comment regarding the outcome of the forthcoming OPEC conference will actualize. I thought it was “interesting” today to see that again crowdsourced signals put, among others, the spotlight on Iran and Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both countries and how they handle their relationships are certainly one crucial key to the short to medium term future of a largely extended region. Helene

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