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 – this week again includes much on the migrant crisis and its impact on the EU, while the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State continues to be under attack. To note also, some interesting insights on the potential advent of a new bipolar world and relatedly on China, a new poll made in Syria and Iraq, including within Islamic States held zones, as well as some analysis on the Caucasus and the Islamic State; economy; science; analysis, strategy and futures; technology and weapons; energy and environment. This latter section, with the COP 21 drawing nearer, gather a number of interesting new studies, articles and facts. However, in a complex world, categories are merely a convenient way to present information, when facts and events interact across boundaries.

Read the 17 September 2015 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.