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Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives, Part III – The argument for a more critical analysis on the United States

July 23, 2018

By Shivali Bhatt A critical line of argument regarding cyber warfare today is how it has supposedly brought about contextual changes that challenge the balance of power in the international system. The broad consensus is that large, powerful states, like the United States, are losing leverage against those – traditionally – deemed small and weak. … Continue reading “Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives, Part III – The argument for a more critical analysis on the United States”


SIS Emerges from the Shadows: Causes and Implications of Recruitment Reform

June 14, 2018

By Oliver Davey   On Thursday 24 May 2018, viewers of Channel 4 Evening News—wittingly or unwittingly—witnessed a watershed moment in British Intelligence history: The first televised recruitment advertisement from the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more famously known as MI6.[1] Although the service has been openly advertising on its website for over twelve years, never … Continue reading “SIS Emerges from the Shadows: Causes and Implications of Recruitment Reform”


Book Review: ‘Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11’

March 7, 2018

Reviewed by Ioana Ilie   Michael Allen, Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11. USA, University of Nebraska Press, Potomac Books, Inc., 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61234-823-0. Pp. 280. Paperback. £13.99.   Michael Allen’s book Blinking Red attempts to be the authoritative legislative history of the U.S. Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) … Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11’”


Strife Feature – Human Espionage and Intelligence in the Internet Age

July 10, 2017

By Tolga Inanc When FBI special agent Robert Hanssen approached the KGB to spy for them, his first move in October 1985 was to send an envelope to a midlevel intelligence officer Victor Degtyar’s apartment in a Virginia suburb through a letter carrier. A second envelope inside read: ‘TAKE THIS ENVELOPE UNOPENED TO VICTOR CHERKASHIN’ … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Human Espionage and Intelligence in the Internet Age”


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”


Strife Series on Intelligence in the digital age, Part I – The Information Doppelgänger in Warfare

February 15, 2017

By: Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith “Why, what’s the meaning of it?” he thought with vexation. “Why have I really gone out of my mind, or what?” – The Double The Russian military’s conception of psychological operations is eerily similar to Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novella, The Double. In fact, this story is an insightful teaching … Continue reading “Strife Series on Intelligence in the digital age, Part I – The Information Doppelgänger in Warfare”


The Little Blue Men: China’s Maritime Proxy-Warfare Strategy

September 9, 2016

By: Cheng Lai Ki Maritime tensions in the East Asia region are undoubtedly a hallmark event of the early twenty-first century, as well as of the emergence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a regional superpower in the East. Concurrent to existing tensions between Japan, Korea and the PRC over islands in the … Continue reading “The Little Blue Men: China’s Maritime Proxy-Warfare Strategy”


Review: "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier

June 6, 2015

By: Christy Quinn: Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton., 2015. Pp. 400. £ 17.99, ISBN: 978-0-393-24481-6. If you’re not familiar with the Information Security community in the IT industry, it’s worth knowing that Bruce Schneier has earned the reputation of a prophet, sage and action hero combined. As a renowned cryptologist and technologist, Schneier has been a leading critic of the US government’s attempts to limit … Continue reading “Review: "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" by Bruce Schneier”


Surveillance, bulk data collection and intelligence. Interview with Bruce Schneier

June 5, 2015

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and the author of 13 books — including “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” — as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard … Continue reading “Surveillance, bulk data collection and intelligence. Interview with Bruce Schneier”


Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance

March 27, 2015

Interview by Lee Watkins: Sir David Omand, former Director of GCHQ, on the current security climate and the recent IPT rulings on GCHQ’s information gathering.  *** Besides your role as Director of GCHQ from 1996-1997, what are other highlights from your career? I was Principal Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary during the Falklands War. … Continue reading “Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance”


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