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Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?

May 28, 2015

By Christoph Harig: With contingents of up to 3200 soldiers, over twice the number of the country’s current contribution to the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Brazilian Armed Forces are at present occupying large parts of the favela agglomeration Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. After the mission in Alemão and Penha … Continue reading “Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?”


Why Japan should put boots on the ground on the Senkaku Islands

May 25, 2015

By Alex Calvo: Halfway between Japan and Taiwan are the the Senkaku Islands. They are claimed by Beijing under the name Diaoyu and by Taipei with the label Diaoyutai. The islands are prime real estate from a strategic perspective. Despite rumblings to the contrary, Tokyo seems to be sticking to her policy not to deploy … Continue reading “Why Japan should put boots on the ground on the Senkaku Islands”


An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border

May 22, 2015

By Sebastian Maier: When the Israeli Air Force on 12 January 2015 allegedly carried out a sortie against a Hezbollah military convoy in the south western Syrian district of Quneitra, news spread quickly that among the victims was a prominent figure of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force special unit, General Allah Dadi. The purported … Continue reading “An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border”


What does the fall of Ramadi mean for Iraq?

May 20, 2015

By Victoria Fontan: Dr. Victoria Fontan writes this article from Duhok, Kurdistan. EDITORS NOTE: On May 20, following the publication of this article, the Iraqi government granted conditional entry to Baghdad for IDPs fleeing the violence in Ramadi. However, as of May 22, Sharqia News, Iraqi TV was reporting the bridge had only been opened for 1,000 IDP’s, leaving 5,000 remaining … Continue reading “What does the fall of Ramadi mean for Iraq?”


After Ukraine, Part IV – NATO in Scandinavia: Will Sweden and Finland join up?

May 19, 2015

By Sebastian Åsberg: Following the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, an old debate has grown increasingly more heated in Sweden and Finland: should countries join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Having been non-aligned since the 19th century, Sweden – after intense debate – chose not to join NATO following World War … Continue reading “After Ukraine, Part IV – NATO in Scandinavia: Will Sweden and Finland join up?”


What next for protest?

May 14, 2015

  The ‘Fuck the Tories’ demonstration earlier this month was the embodiment of everything wrong with the way the Left use protest. Protest is a form of conflict; it is unique. Ideally a peaceful protest raises the issues at the heart of society between the people, the police, and those in power. Protest is not … Continue reading “What next for protest?”


Karachi attack on Shia community calls security operation into question

May 13, 2015

By Zoha Waseem: Forty-five members of a minority community, the Ismailis were gunned down while traveling on a bus carrying sixty people in Karachi on the morning of May 13th. The bus belonged to a not-for-profit, Al-Azhar Garden that provided inexpensive housing and transportation to Ismaili residents of Safoora Goth (a neighbourhood on the outskirts … Continue reading “Karachi attack on Shia community calls security operation into question”


After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?

May 12, 2015

By Andrzej Kozłowski: A history of difficult relations Polish-Russian history is one of the most complex and difficult among all nations in the world. Polish troops were some of the only troops to have captured and occupied Moscow – in 1610 – and the day of ousting them from the Kremlin is celebrated as a national … Continue reading “After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?”


Can POTA counter the ISIL threat in Malaysia?

May 9, 2015

By Munira Mustaffa: Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak is painting Malaysia as “a model of moderate Islam” to the rest of the world, but the emergence of a recent recruitment video and photos from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threatens to shatter that harmonious image.[i] The video and photos feature … Continue reading “Can POTA counter the ISIL threat in Malaysia?”


EVENT: May 26. New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Strife present, "Women in extremism and countering extremism"

May 8, 2015

Date: Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00 Location: K6.07, King’s Building, King’s College. Strand, London, UK, WC2R 2LS. For those not London-based who would like to participate, you will be able to login to the webinar remotely. All sign in information in the link below. Strife Editor-in Chief Joana Cook will be presenting a Women and Violent … Continue reading “EVENT: May 26. New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Strife present, "Women in extremism and countering extremism"”


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