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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”


Impact of New Technologies on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

July 6, 2017

By Felix Manig Rapid technological advancements are changing the nature of warfare and military operations, with serious implications for peace and security. At present, states are investing immense sums into the research and development of emerging technologies for their national security. This phenomenon is led by the U.S. government which approves nearly $3 billion annually … Continue reading “Impact of New Technologies on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”


Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 26, 2017

By Dimitrios Michail Perdikoulis On 17 May 2017, over 4000 inmates escaped from Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 70 convicts fled from another prison in south-western DRC a few days later. In the preceding months, the European Union (EU) and the United States (USA) have imposed targeted … Continue reading “Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo”


Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice

June 22, 2017

By Davis Florick As the North Korean crisis mounts, the utility of the joint military exercises in the region involving South Korea and the United States (US) has come under increasing scrutiny. Beijing has gone so far as to propose that Pyongyang could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a moratorium on … Continue reading “Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice”


Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia

June 8, 2017

By Christopher Morton In 2008 Russia invaded South Ossetia and in 2014 Russia invaded Crimea – both secessionist provinces of Georgia and Ukraine respectively. On the one hand, these interventions can be viewed as a justified defense of the rights of minority populations in these provinces. On the other hand, both interventions were deemed to … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia”


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”


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”


War from the skies: The rise of US strategic airpower under Trump

April 29, 2017

By Hemant Shivakumar A few weeks ago, the US military dropped a ten-ton Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) to purportedly take out ISIS-K militants operating close to the Pakistan border (in Nangarhar province) in Eastern Afghanistan. Employing a high-wattage munition against an asymmetrically weaker group signaled the Trump administration’s unprecedented, high-stakes approach towards tackling non-conventional … Continue reading “War from the skies: The rise of US strategic airpower under Trump”


US Cruise Missile Strike in Syria and Implications for International Law

April 20, 2017

By Toby Fenton   The US approach to Syria has entered a new phase. On 4 April, a suspected chemical attack [i] occurred in Khan Sheikhoun, a town in Syria’s Idlib province; more than 80 people have reportedly been killed, with many others suffering from related symptoms. According to the US, UK and NATO, Syrian fighter … Continue reading “US Cruise Missile Strike in Syria and Implications for International Law”


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