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The West needs to wake up to Information Warfare

May 31, 2018

By Will Bisset   “No amount of propaganda can make right something that the world knows is wrong” – Barak Obama, POTUS, 2014 “In information warfare, the side that tells the truth loses.” – Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of Collective Security Treaty Organisation, 2014   The aftermath of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal in … Continue reading “The West needs to wake up to Information Warfare”


Turkey’s Growing Military Influence

May 23, 2018

By Gorkem Dirik & Selcuk Aydin     Turkey views itself increasingly compelled to generate new strategies in foreign and security policy by combining both soft and hard power instruments because of the changing dynamics during the post-Arab Spring period. While Turkey was seen as a role model during the Arab Spring for neighboring countries that were … Continue reading “Turkey’s Growing Military Influence”


Strife Interview – Antonio Moscatello on “Megumi”

May 17, 2018

    Antonio Moscatello is an Italian journalist who graduated in Japanese language and translated many texts from Japanese. He became a professional journalist in 2001 and worked as foreign correspondent in Tokyo, Iraq, and Budapest. In 2012 he investigated North-Korean kidnappings, which is also the theme of “Megumi”, his latest book. Strife’s Editor Andrea … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Antonio Moscatello on “Megumi””


‘For the Ashes of his Fathers, And the Temples of his Gods’. Or is it something else that makes a soldier fight? – Part II

May 5, 2018

By Sonia Bhatia and Kamaldeep Singh Sandhu   Introduction Part I of this article had argued that shared political views and motivations do not shape soldiers’ actions in battlefield. Instead, their actions are defined by more immediate things such as the group survival, deprivation, fatigue and fear for life and limb. In addition, it argued … Continue reading “‘For the Ashes of his Fathers, And the Temples of his Gods’. Or is it something else that makes a soldier fight? – Part II”


‘For the Ashes of his Fathers, And the Temples of his Gods’. Or is it something else that makes a soldier fight? – Part I

May 2, 2018

By Sonia Bhatia and Kamaldeep Singh Sandhu Introduction In the 6th century BC, during a battle between the armies of Rome and Clusium, a Roman officer Publius Horatius took a suicidal stand defending a bridge on river Tibre. His actions injured him permanently but saved the day for the city, as the delay he caused … Continue reading “‘For the Ashes of his Fathers, And the Temples of his Gods’. Or is it something else that makes a soldier fight? – Part I”


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