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Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part IV – Hard Brexit & Europe’s Foreign Policy Challenges

March 27, 2017

By Aaron Burnett   “We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe,” British Prime Minister Theresa May declared in her lengthy Brexit speech before heading to Washington, where she tried to secure Donald Trump’s support for the NATO Alliance he called “obsolete” only weeks before. Indeed, as Mrs. May sets out … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part IV – Hard Brexit & Europe’s Foreign Policy Challenges”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part III – Security implications of post-Brexit asylum laws

March 23, 2017

By: Felix Manig The United Kingdom has remained largely unaffected by the refugee crisis which has rocked the Middle East and much of Europe over the last few years. As the UK has one of Western Europe’s most stringent refugee policies in place already, the Guardian recently placed Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Donald … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part III – Security implications of post-Brexit asylum laws”


International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?

March 20, 2017

By: James A. Fargher A slow-motion struggle for control over the waters of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is quietly being waged in the Horn of Africa. Global and regional powers alike are jostling for position along one of the world’s most important trade routes. The retreat of Great Britain and France, … Continue reading “International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part II – Stormy Seas: The UK-US Relationship under Trump

March 18, 2017

By: Christina Dutton     The UK has spent the past half-century balancing two primary foreign policy commitments: its membership in the European Union (EU) and its ‘special relationship’ with the United States (USA). Primed and ready to pull the trigger on Article 50, However, Britain seems to be leaning hardest on its American ally … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part II – Stormy Seas: The UK-US Relationship under Trump”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part I – Brexit, Empire and British Security

March 14, 2017

By: Dr Samir Puri The end of its Empire was Britain’s last seismic rearrangement of its alignments and alliances. Today, Britain is slowly and painfully disentangling itself from the European Union. Of course, the two processes are incomparable in all but the most analogical, journalistic terms. Or are they? “As I look out upon the … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part I – Brexit, Empire and British Security”


Strife Interview – Defence Journalist Jean-Dominique Merchet on the French intelligence reforms

March 10, 2017

The French presidential elections are due to take place in a few weeks. They will have a significant impact on the short-term future of this country. The first round will be held on 23 April 2017 and the second round on 7 May 2017. The future Head of State will have to deal with several … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Defence Journalist Jean-Dominique Merchet on the French intelligence reforms”


Entretien avec Jean-Dominique Merchet sur les Réformes du Renseignement en France

La France vivra dans quelques semaines des élections présidentielles dont l’enjeu est de taille pour l’avenir immédiat du pays. De nombreux dossiers attendent le futur chef de l’Etat, parmi lesquels la vague de terrorisme, une hypothétique réforme du renseignement, ou encore l’avenir de la construction européenne. William Moray, de Strife, s’entretient avec Jean-Dominique Merchet (@jdomerchet) … Continue reading “Entretien avec Jean-Dominique Merchet sur les Réformes du Renseignement en France”


StrifeReads: Dr. Tim Stevens’ Top 5 Books to Read this March

March 7, 2017

  StrifeReads features a monthly selection of the favourite, or most thought provoking, books hand picked by leading experts from around the world. This month, StrifeReads is excited to showcase the library of Dr. Tim Stevens. Speaking on his picks, Dr. Stevens suggested “I have gone for five books that leaped out at me from my shelves as highly … Continue reading “StrifeReads: Dr. Tim Stevens’ Top 5 Books to Read this March”


Do we need a European Army?

March 4, 2017

By: Sarah Katharina Kayß The 2016 White Paper[1], concerning the development of German defensive interests, defined an inter-European military coalition to be at the centre of Germany’s role within the European Union (EU). The opinions of young officer cadets in the United Kingdom and Germany, however, were highly divergent in relation to a European defence alliance. … Continue reading “Do we need a European Army?”


Strife Feature – The Internet as a Tool for Self-Actualization: The Cuban Experience

March 1, 2017

By Jack Revell “Over the last five years, the government has undeniably and irreversibly lost control of the dissemination of information. Hidden in water tanks and behind sheets hanging on clotheslines, illegal satellite dishes bring people the news that is banned or censored in the national media – Yoani Sanchez Baracoa is a small city on … Continue reading “Strife Feature – The Internet as a Tool for Self-Actualization: The Cuban Experience”


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