Extremism, environment, and the new security dynamics of the 21st century: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel
Interview

Extremism, environment, and the new security dynamics of the 21st century: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel

Interviewed by: Harris Kuemmerle Harris Kuemmerle – Where do you see climate change fitting within the wider European security dynamic moving forward? Do you feel that European policy makers adequately appreciate the security risks of climate change? Or is it still seen as somewhat of a secondary security issue? Karin von Hippel – I think … Continue reading

Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer
Blog Article

Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer

By: Zachary Wolfraim The election of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on 19 October marks the end of a decade of Prime Minister Harper’s dominance in Ottawa. After a grueling 78-day campaign, voters convincingly rejected the Harper government and put a majority Liberal government in place for the first time in 15 years. This … Continue reading

Is remote control effective in solving security problems?
Long read

Is remote control effective in solving security problems?

By: Chad Daniel Tumelty Editors note: Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in … Continue reading

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

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

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

After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?
Blog Article

After Ukraine, Part III – Polish security & Russian aggression: the return of old fears?

By Andrzej Kozłowski: A history of difficult relations Polish-Russian history is one of the most complex and difficult among all nations in the world. Polish troops were some of the only troops to have captured and occupied Moscow – in 1610 – and the day of ousting them from the Kremlin is celebrated as a national … Continue reading

Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?
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Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?

By Awah Leonide Azah: Cameroon, Central Africa’s largest economy, has over the years gained a reputation for being a relatively peaceful and stable country in an increasingly insecure region. Conflicts and violent extremism have plagued Cameroon’s neighbors, especially in light of recent conflicts in Mali, Chad, and Central African Republic, as well as of terrorist … Continue reading