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Cyber risks to governance, Part III: Hyper-connectivity and its impact on state power

August 31, 2015

By: Christy Quinn In an era of Snowden, Wikileaks, Dark Web and data breaches there have never been so many cyber risks associated with governance. This article is the third of a 3-part Strife series which examines three diverse aspects of cyber risks to governance. Andreas Haggman began by looking at the online market place Silk Road and its transformation … Continue reading “Cyber risks to governance, Part III: Hyper-connectivity and its impact on state power”


Cyber risks to governance, Part II – The Attribution Game: the challenges and opportunities of cyber attribution in policymaking

August 28, 2015

By Yuji Develle and Jackson Webster: In an era of Snowden, Wikileaks, Dark Web and data breaches there have never been so many cyber risks associated with governance. This article is the second of a 3-part Strife series which examines three diverse aspects of cyber risks to governance.  Last week Andreas Haggman began by looking at the online … Continue reading “Cyber risks to governance, Part II – The Attribution Game: the challenges and opportunities of cyber attribution in policymaking”


Abe’s WWII Anniversary Speech – A Status Quo Statement?

August 25, 2015

By: Jeroen Gelsing Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (published under fair use policy for intellectual non-commercial purposes) Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s an… apology, sort of. In fact, nobody seems quite sure whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did any sort of apologising in his public statement of August … Continue reading “Abe’s WWII Anniversary Speech – A Status Quo Statement?”


Cyber risks to governance, Part I – Silk Road: resisting and reshaping governance

August 20, 2015

By Andreas Haggman: Figure 1: Silk Road 2.0 seizure page. In an era of Snowden, Wikileaks, Dark Web and data breaches there have never been so many cyber risks associated with governance. This article is the first of a 3-part Strife series which examines three diverse aspects of cyber risks to governance.  Andreas Haggman begins … Continue reading “Cyber risks to governance, Part I – Silk Road: resisting and reshaping governance”


The Jihad Caravan: a Journey to the Roots of Hatred

August 11, 2015

By Samar Batrawi: Montasser AlDe’emeh and Pieter Stockmans, De Jihadkaravaan: Reis naar de Wortels van de Haat [The Jihad Caravan: a Journey to the Roots of Hatred], Tielt, Belgium: Uitgeverij Lannoo, 2015. 19,99 (e-book). Pages: 518. ISBN: 9789401427708 ‘I was born and raised in Antwerp. A year and a half ago I left to go … Continue reading “The Jihad Caravan: a Journey to the Roots of Hatred”


UK Defence Analysis: Reduced capabilities amid growing threats

August 7, 2015

By Dan Zamansky & Hugh Pickering-Carter: This article summarises the changes in British military capabilities compared with their state in 1985, whilst also discussing their relevance to the current security context; focusing upon the threat of terrorism, Iran’s nuclear weapons programme and Russia’s military involvement in the Ukraine. The article makes two main arguments: first, … Continue reading “UK Defence Analysis: Reduced capabilities amid growing threats”


Should Kagame be given a third term? A constitutional clash in Rwanda

August 4, 2015

By Anisha Hira: The debate over extending the executive term limit to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term in the Republic of Rwanda has been framed as a clash between exemplary leadership and constitutionalism. On the one hand, the Rwandan constitution was carefully constructed in order to rebuild the institutions of … Continue reading “Should Kagame be given a third term? A constitutional clash in Rwanda”


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