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Teasing the bear: NATO, Russia and the Baltic States

June 30, 2015

By Leyla Aliyeva: Russia’s President Putin statement a fortnight ago made on a conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niiniste sent a signal that Moscow is aware of NATO’s recent activities near Russia’s borders in Eastern Europe, and in the case of an attack Russia will strike back at the source of the attack. Eastern European … Continue reading “Teasing the bear: NATO, Russia and the Baltic States”


Remembering the Vienna Congress: lessons for the EU

June 25, 2015

By Lucile Dussoubs: This month marks 200 years since the end of the Vienna Congress. This bicentennial should give the European Union (EU) the opportunity to dive back into the study of what has long been regarded as a golden age for European diplomacy. It could also help the EU draw out useful conclusions about its … Continue reading “Remembering the Vienna Congress: lessons for the EU”


Gambling with impunity: al-Bashir, South Africa & the ICC

June 22, 2015

By Beatrice Tesconi: News that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s jet had taken off from a military base in Pretoria last Monday sparked two starkly different reactions. Upon his arrival in Khartoum, Bashir received a hero’s welcome from hundreds of supporters cheering his safe return home in defiance of a South African court order barring his departure. … Continue reading “Gambling with impunity: al-Bashir, South Africa & the ICC”


Hezbollah in Syria: a game of high stakes

June 19, 2015

By Kitty Veress: The Western world has been quick to label Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria and Iraq as nefarious and threatening while failing to consider the wider strategic implications. A more comprehensive perspective is needed to evaluate the risks and opportunities the extremist Shi’ite group faces in its support of the Syrian regime. The potential … Continue reading “Hezbollah in Syria: a game of high stakes”


Wahaishi is gone, but AQAP will thrive in absence of political solution

June 16, 2015

By Joana Cook: News broke this morning of the death of Nassir al-Wahaishi, the second in command of al-Qaeda, and the leader of its strongest affiliate group, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP). Wahaishi was reportedly killed in a drone strike, said to have taken place in the port city of Mukallah, Yemen. While this strike … Continue reading “Wahaishi is gone, but AQAP will thrive in absence of political solution”


Review: 'Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars' by Chris Woods

June 15, 2015

By Harris Kuemmerle: Chris Woods, Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars. London, UK: Hurst Publishers., 2015. Pages: 400. £20.00 (hardback). ISBN: 9781849044028.  The recent growth over the past decade in the scope and complexity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in warfare is remarkable not only for the immense pace by which the technology and procedural practices have matured, … Continue reading “Review: 'Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars' by Chris Woods”


Call for summer contributors

June 10, 2015

Strife, based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, has increasingly reached a global audience and is now viewed in over 150 countries every year. Our audience is largely made up of students, academics, practitioners, and those with an interest in analyzing the theme of conflict. We are currently seeking new contributors for … Continue reading “Call for summer contributors”


Review: "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier

June 6, 2015

By: Christy Quinn: Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton., 2015. Pp. 400. £ 17.99, ISBN: 978-0-393-24481-6. If you’re not familiar with the Information Security community in the IT industry, it’s worth knowing that Bruce Schneier has earned the reputation of a prophet, sage and action hero combined. As a renowned cryptologist and technologist, Schneier has been a leading critic of the US government’s attempts to limit … Continue reading “Review: "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier”


Surveillance, bulk data collection and intelligence. Interview with Bruce Schneier

June 5, 2015

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and the author of 13 books — including “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” — as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard … Continue reading “Surveillance, bulk data collection and intelligence. Interview with Bruce Schneier”


‘You have to neutralise terrorists through terrorists’. Is there a method to this madness?

June 2, 2015

By: Kamaldeep Sandhu While attending a function in New Delhi On May 21st, India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said ‘You have to neutralise terrorists through terrorists’. He was referring to the threats to Indian national security from an alleged Pakistan sponsored proxy war. It was a profound statement, as it came from a defence minister … Continue reading “‘You have to neutralise terrorists through terrorists’. Is there a method to this madness?”


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