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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”


‘Authentication – Crypto-Wars’ new frontline

August 1, 2016

By: Yuji Develle Image credit: https://netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/23390123_b6caaefc16_o.jpg 9 February, 2016: the FBI requested Apple to unlock an iPhone device belonging to a suspect of the San Bernardino terror shootings. Given until 26 February to respond, Apple flatly refused. So began a drawn out legal battle and ongoing public debates surrounding the merits of encryption, pitting the national … Continue reading “‘Authentication – Crypto-Wars’ new frontline”


PROXY Capabilities – Costs and burden sharing in Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: The battle between the Home Office and communication service providers

April 8, 2016

This is the fifth piece in a series of articles we will be featuring on Strife in the coming week looking at the role of Proxy Warfare in the 21st century by Series Editor Cheng Lai Ki. Previous articles in the series can be found here. By: Mustafa Batuhan Albas On 4 November 2015, the UK government published a … Continue reading “PROXY Capabilities – Costs and burden sharing in Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: The battle between the Home Office and communication service providers”


Virtual conflict as cultural catharsis: re-fighting Vietnam 2.0

June 12, 2014

By Ben Collins: Storytelling is a core part of how we communicate with each other, understand complex issues and come to terms with the world around us. The prevalence of so-called ‘talking therapies’ show that such processes are important in helping to overcome and move past negative events and experiences. The experience of 9/11 left … Continue reading “Virtual conflict as cultural catharsis: re-fighting Vietnam 2.0”


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