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Strife Interview – Tom Keatinge (RUSI) on Financial Intelligence

December 18, 2017

  The issue of terrorism financing has become a major international concern in the past few years. For instance, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the US President George W. Bush decided to target finances, and therefore issued Executive Order 13224. Similarly, the November 2015 Paris Attacks have resulted in further efforts to targeting … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Tom Keatinge (RUSI) on Financial Intelligence”


Will there be a coup in Venezuela?

December 11, 2017

By Will Bisset   It has come as a surprise to many that Venezuela’s military, with its history of attempted coups d’etat, has sat idly by while its country descends into chaos. Ostensibly, all the ingredients for the perfect coup are there: unprecedented shortages of basic goods such as food and medicine coupled with disastrous … Continue reading “Will there be a coup in Venezuela?”


Clausewitz On Campus: The Militarisation of the Universities

December 5, 2017

By M.L.R. Smith   What is going on in modern universities? Campuses seem to have become the theatre for an increasingly toxic struggle for control over what can and cannot be said within the confines of the educational environment. Protecting vulnerable minorities from offensive behaviours and hate-speech versus the right to express one’s opinion freely … Continue reading “Clausewitz On Campus: The Militarisation of the Universities”


France Must Address its Threats in Cyberspace or Face the Consequences

November 30, 2017

By Clément Briens  Florence Parly, the new French Minister of the Armed Forces, now has the challenge of leading national strategy- where does cyber security situate in her administration’s vision of French security? (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)   On the 13th of October, the French Ministry of Defense, led by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed … Continue reading “France Must Address its Threats in Cyberspace or Face the Consequences”


How might Europe react to Trump’s Iran Deal policy?

October 26, 2017

By Lélia Rousselet and Jackson Webster   The Iran Deal – former American President Barack Obama’s defining diplomatic accomplishment – may soon be coming to an end. The “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) was signed in July 2015 and marked the end of eight years of intense multilateral diplomatic efforts, conducted by the Permanent Members … Continue reading “How might Europe react to Trump’s Iran Deal policy?”


The Rohingya Need More International Protection

October 24, 2017

By William McPherson   In August/September 2017, around 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh, trying to escape a violent crackdown by the Myanmar military. The latest round of violence towards the Rohingya people began at the end of August — after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant group attacked and killed 12 Myanmar security … Continue reading “The Rohingya Need More International Protection”


Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?

October 20, 2017

By Toby Fenton   In his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump declared that “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.” Laying out the proposed US response to this threat, Trump made his position clear: while … Continue reading “Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?”


Positions open with Strife Editorial Board – Apply Now!

October 11, 2017

11 October 2017 Strife is a dual-format publication founded in 2012 by PhD students and researchers from the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Comprised of an academic Blog and a peer-reviewed Journal, it is run by postgraduate students and doctoral researchers from the School of Security Studies. From its debut in 2012, Strife … Continue reading “Positions open with Strife Editorial Board – Apply Now!”


Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one

October 9, 2017

By Andrea Fischetti   The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 15 was the second in a row to directly involve Japan. The Korean intermediate range missile flew over the land of the rising sun for the second time in two weeks, and these tests undoubtedly pose … Continue reading “Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one”


Strife Feature | The Islamic State’s Social Contract: A ‘state’ founded on fear or freedom?

October 5, 2017

By Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi     With the Islamic State’s caliphate crumbling, many in the towns and villages on the brink of liberation fear their post-Islamic State future.  To understand why the group succeeded to such an extent and to establish a lasting end to the conflict, we must look back at how the Islamic State … Continue reading “Strife Feature | The Islamic State’s Social Contract: A ‘state’ founded on fear or freedom?”


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