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A Challenge to the State’s Monopoly on Violence Through Armed Conflict

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking on sky news has actively spoken out against the proliferation of what he calls ‘spurious legal claims’, directed towards British Military Veterans who served in the Iraq Conflict. 952 more words

Thoughts on Gaming: Civil-Military Mechanics in Grand Strategy Games

David H. Ucko had an excellent article on War on the Rocks this week, discussing the real and perceived differences between democratic and authoritarian regimes in counter insurgency strategies and warfare. 1,836 more words

4X Games

A Review of Nielsen’s 2005 Civil-Military Relation Theory and Military effectiveness

Kennedy Sialoombe

This paper seeks to review an article written by Suzanne C Nielsen in 2005 entitled Civil Military Relation Theory and Military effectiveness. The purpose of the review is to highlight key insights advanced in the article. 1,103 more words

Academic Paper

MOD Collegium on 2015

Friday Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a year-ending expanded meeting of the MOD Collegium.  Below are highlights from his speech, and from Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s.   764 more words

Force Modernization

China, Taiwan, and the Challenge of Military Transformation

Early on the morning of Jan. 17, 1991, began a series of events that have had a considerable impact on Chinese military modernization and the military balance across the Taiwan Strait. 1,010 more words

My Publications

Thailand and Singapore - crises and...opportunities in 2015

Some interesting news and insights from two Southeast Asian countries.

First, in Thailand, Shawn Crispin writes in The Diplomat exploring the possible deeper background, the players, and ultimately the causes of the Bangkok Erawan Shrine bombings, in ‘ 1,223 more words

Singapore