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Panetta Speaks at King's

January 22, 2013

By Amelie Sundberg To most of my friends beyond the War Studies Department at King’s Leon Panetta doesn’t quite achieve celebrity status or the description as ‘cool’.  But Friday morning was definitely cool.  As I battled through the snow to the Strand building I couldn’t help but notice the big men in overcoats with ear … Continue reading “Panetta Speaks at King's”


Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq

January 17, 2013

By Amelie Sundberg Rampton, Sheldon and Stauber, John, Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq (Hodder Headline, Australia, 2003) Amazon, Paperback New from £4.99   For those of you Chomsky-haters, do not be deterred by his praise for Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber’s bold work, ‘Weapons of Mass Deception: … Continue reading “Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq”


Spontaneity and consciousness in the Arab Spring

January 12, 2013

By Leo Graham-Dullaert We have been handed a cartoon of the Arab Spring. Despite the enormous advances in the technical quality of reporting from areas of conflict, humans have not kept pace with the machines. Even some of our best broadcasters have fallen prey to some of our most basic human flaws; at best – … Continue reading “Spontaneity and consciousness in the Arab Spring”


Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.

January 3, 2013

By Katie Cornish In July, the UN released an interim report alleging Rwandan government support to the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UK, Rwanda’s largest bilateral donor, withheld scheduled budget support, with Prime Minister Cameron setting out conditions for resumed aid. A few months later, Andrew Mitchell released the funds on … Continue reading “Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.”


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