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The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes

March 7, 2016

By: James A. Fargher In response to an effective Islamist insurgency which threatened British interests in the Greater Middle East, the Cabinet sent a carrier-based strike force to commence an air campaign to disrupt and degrade the insurrection.[1] A radical Somali cleric, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, had inspired the uprising, which threatened to spread and to radicalise … Continue reading “The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes”


Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?

October 6, 2015

By Moses Onyango and Jean-Marc Trouille: In many parts of the world, geopolitics is confronted with two contending trends. On the one hand, numerous countries are engaged in a process of regional economic integration, epitomised by the more advanced model of the European Union (EU), which requires ‘internal’ borders between participating states to become more … Continue reading “Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?”


Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?

April 20, 2015

By Dominic Naish: At the start of April, three humanitarian staff working for the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) were killed in unrelated incidents in Mali, Syria and Yemen. An ICRC statement released a month earlier had recently denounced violence against its staff, and noted that the organisation’s emblem was … Continue reading “Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?”


Learning from the neighbours: How to win Kenya’s war on terror

June 7, 2014

By Fredrick Omondi Ochieng’: The past few months have seen innocent Kenyans lose lives through increased terrorist activities. The September 2013 attack on Westgate Mall was the grisliest one of all, in which the official government report indicated that four armed terrorists invaded a busy shopping mall, claiming the lives of over sixty people and … Continue reading “Learning from the neighbours: How to win Kenya’s war on terror”


The good, the bad, the drones: A Strife 5-part series

April 7, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife By 2025 it is estimated to be an industry worth $82 billion USD and responsible for the creation of more than 100,00 new jobs in the US alone. It will target commercial and civil markets, and be used in applications ranging from precision agriculture and public safety, to niche … Continue reading “The good, the bad, the drones: A Strife 5-part series”


Film Review: Dirty Wars

December 3, 2013

by Zoha Waseem The Guardian described it as one of the most important political films in two decades, while The Independent called it the most effective film since All the President’s Men. Jeremy Scahill’s script for Dirty Wars, based on his book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, peels apart layers of secrecy and … Continue reading “Film Review: Dirty Wars”


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