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Dice, Hexes & History: Can Wargaming Save Estonia?

May 30, 2017

By Camlo Kalandra A new nightmare scenario is haunting the minds of NATO policymakers. The successes of the Russian ‘hybrid warfare’ model – used in Georgia and Ukraine – have stoked feverish speculation that NATO itself may be vulnerable to such an attack, and that the potential ramifications for Western powers could be catastrophic. While … Continue reading “Dice, Hexes & History: Can Wargaming Save Estonia?”


Strife Feature – Spying on Friends

May 26, 2017

By Anastasia Beck In the aftermath of the allegations of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying on allied states such as Germany, and accusations from the White House concerning alleged spying by Britain’s GCHQ on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, moral questions have arisen regarding spying on one’s allies. The gravity of these … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Spying on Friends”


Book Review: “What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?”

May 15, 2017

Reviewed by: Millie Radovic   The term ‘Counter-Insurgency’, also known as COIN, has in the post-9/11 era become synonymous with Afghanistan. Nearing its sixteenth year, the NATO-led campaign to defeat the Taliban insurgency that followed the US invasion in 2001, is not short of critical literature. In Metin Gurcan’s What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?, the author tackles … Continue reading “Book Review: “What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?””


Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa

May 6, 2017

By James A. Fargher The 1874-1884 Egyptian-Ethiopian War is one of the 19th century’s more obscure conflicts.  One of the most surprising aspects of the conflict is that it involved a group of ex-Confederate officers who had been hired by an Ottoman viceroy to conquer an empire in central Africa. These Confederate veterans had fought … Continue reading “Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa”


Strife Feature – Can We Trust Ourselves? The Evanescence and Revival of Democracy

May 2, 2017

By Ashley Pratt Over the past year, various political events have raised questions about the Western emphasis and reliance on democracy and democratic values. Despite predictions made by newspapers and pollsters, the world watched the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. In the months after the referendum, ‘the will of the people’ was … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Can We Trust Ourselves? The Evanescence and Revival of Democracy”


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