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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Guantanamo: Can Intelligence Agencies be Democratic?

In this article the author questions whether the methods being used to combat domestic terrorism are in fact contrary to the values they seek to protect. 1,441 more words


Heyns, the Final Straw for AFSPA in India?

In this article, the author discusses the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of India, which has been implemented in the North Eastern states of India, and Jammu and Kashmir where counter-insurgency operations have been carried out in the past several decades.  1,352 more words


China in Afghanistan: Valuable Ally or Emerging Threat?

In this article, the author explores the competing US and Chinese discourses on China’s Peaceful rise strategy, using the PRC’s economic involvement in Afghanistan as a case study. 1,374 more words


The State of Terrorism in Nigeria: The Rising Threat of Boko Haram

In this article the author assesses the rising threat of the Nigerian terrorist organisation, Boko Haram.  The most recent spate of bombings and executions has raised questions over the unity of the Nigerian state and the future of security on the continent.  1,484 more words


The Lighthouse in the Desert

By Jack Hamilton, 9 Oct, 2011

Folklore spills across time creating and undoing history as it ebbs. Whole identities can be constructed and deconstructed in these stories but it is rare in these ages that entire maps can be reimagined due to a single small tree. 865 more words