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About Posted by AD Brown

Adam Brown is editorial manager for the War on Terror blog series at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Human Rights with a focus on cyber security and rights.

Sep 26 2012

GWOT blog comes to an end but not the War on Terror

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The Global War on Terror (GWOT) has raised a host of dilemmas and challenges for development agencies and civil society actors. Funded by the ESRC under the Non-Governmental Public Action Programme (NGPA) Professor Howell and Dr Lind carried out research … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2012

Assessing the threat from terrorism two years on

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From 2010 to present, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) blog has captured a brief two years worth of editorial analysis on the subject of terrorism. Even in this short time, it is clear for anyone who has followed this … Continue reading

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Jun 4 2012

Threat to terrorism: reassessing terrorism as a moral category

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In this article Meor Alif challenges the commonly held viewpoint that all terrorist acts, particularly those that are violent, are inherently morally vacuous with no place in a modern democracy. By reassessing the morality behind terrorist acts from a consequentialist perspective, … Continue reading

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Apr 29 2012

Analyzing the ‘war on terror’ and its impact on Americans

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Jennifer Noud, undergraduate at Florida State university, examines how the war on terror has evolved and impacted on Americans since 9/11. Previous modern wars have traditionally been broadcast through radio and then television. The current ‘war on terror’ is drastically … Continue reading

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Apr 7 2012

Beware the Al Qaeda phantom in Syria

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As Hafez al Assad stares down at the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria from that special place in heaven for Syrian dictators, surely the thought that a Libyan styled intervention happening in Syria would have crossed his mind. As much … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2012

Car Bomb: from Belfast to Baghdad

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Belfast on 21st July 1972 will always be remembered as a black day for those covering the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland, for it is the day that the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) set a precedent which … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2012

GWOT bi-weekly round-up February 26

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Afghanistan Paul Miller questions Obama’s policy towards Afghanistan. Qatar Harry’s Place looks at Qatar’s decision to host a conference of anti-semites. Saudi Arabia The Arabist looks at protests in Saudi Arabia. Syria J.E.Dyer looks at Obama’s “active” support for those … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2012

The road not taken: how Frost is teaching us to understand the Muslim Brotherhood in the fight against Al Qaeda

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In this article Meor Alif examines the future of an Egypt governed by the Muslim Brotherhood, arguing that both expectations and preconceived notions of the Brotherhood should be adjusted in light of their historical legacy in Egypt and the reality of the situation … Continue reading

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