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Cybersecurity in Practice (Introduction): Outside the Mainstream

October 31, 2016

By: Cheng Lai Ki Over the last century, human experiences have progressively benefited from continuously advancing information technology (IT) systems. Within civilian domains, advanced IT services have facilitated the globalized sharing of commercial and financial information critical to the prosperity of private conglomerates. Within governmental domains, IT enabled technologies have supported the distribution and transference … Continue reading “Cybersecurity in Practice (Introduction): Outside the Mainstream”

The new Cold War: The birth of a resurgent conflict

October 17, 2016

By: Kyle R. Brady Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the associated collapse of the Soviet Union, an exceedingly probable conclusion may be drawn from the interactions of the United States and the Soviet successor state of Russia:  a New Cold War has begun.[1] Roughly since the turn of the 21st … Continue reading “The new Cold War: The birth of a resurgent conflict”

Donald Trump and the Perils of Modern Masculinity

October 13, 2016

By: Harris Kuemmerle   The recent release of comments made by Donald Trump in 2005 brought to light what many people have known for a number of years; that Donald Trump has a problem with women. In these comments his misogyny was laid bare and evident, and millions of people have been rightly appalled and … Continue reading “Donald Trump and the Perils of Modern Masculinity”

Why Colombia’s Referendum Result Poses an Opportunity for Peace

October 12, 2016

By: Charlotte Manson Results from Sunday’s referendum in Colombia have been described as astonishing and disappointing that will potentially throw the country into tumultuous uncertainty. Many journalists leapt to compare Brexit and recent referendums in Hungary and Thailand with Colombia denouncing the use of referendums as “messy, dangerous and not as democratic as they may seem”  … Continue reading “Why Colombia’s Referendum Result Poses an Opportunity for Peace”

Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi

October 10, 2016

Reviewed by: Andrea Varsori Rupert Wieloch, Belfast to Benghazi: Untold challenges of war, (Cirencester: Mereo Books), 2016; ISBN-13: 978-1861515667 War is a notoriously complex event. It impacts the life of thousands of individuals, each of which with her own different perspective on the conflict. For this reason, personal records are invaluable in helping to grasp the … Continue reading “Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi”

NATO in the Crucible

October 5, 2016

By. Dr. Zachary Wolfraim Yet again, NATO is having a challenging year. Since the end of the Cold War, the Alliance has demonstrated its repeated ability to pivot and adapt in order to retain some level of relevance in the face of continued international instability. That being said, the newest challenges are coming from within … Continue reading “NATO in the Crucible”

Brainjacking: The uncomfortable truth of bio-technology

October 3, 2016

By: Cheng Lai Ki On July 25 2013, renowned hacker and information security expert Barnaby Jack was discovered dead at his San Francisco apartment. As a bearer of an implanted device himself, he was known for exposing security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices, such as in insulin pumps  ‘that could be [programmed] to dispense a … Continue reading “Brainjacking: The uncomfortable truth of bio-technology”


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