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Sep 8 2011

Securing the State and Liberty: Reflecting on 9/11

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Joseph S. Nye, writing on the most recent asymmetric threat to the state, that of cyber war, has echoed what has become the pre-eminent challenge faced by a democratic state; how to remain free and secure. Threats from the cyber … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2011

Decaying ‘roots of terrorism’ in an age of new global challenges

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Following on from the previous post on cyber terrorism, revived my thoughts on the future and sustainability of the current terrorist threat to the West. How sustainable is the status quo threat from terrorism in the face of environment challenges … Continue reading

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Jun 16 2011

Cyber terrorism and war, the looming threat to the industrialised state

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Earlier this month the EastWest Institute held its second worldwide summit on cyber security. Hundreds of government and industry leaders, from over 43 countries, attended to discuss the looming threat of increasing war and criminality within the cyber domain. Major … Continue reading

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May 2 2011

End of the ‘War on Terror’?

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This morning a familiar image was again splashed across the newspapers but this time (at least in the West) the mood was celebratory. Ten years on, with wars fought, lives lost, civil liberties curtailed and billions spent, Bin Laden has been killed – taken out by Special US forces deep within Pakistan.

The march of history has continued and American persistence has finally delivered results.

It hasn’t taken long for commentators to weigh in and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. At the top of this list, are questions surrounding Pakistani’s apparent failing to locate bin Laden within their country’s boarder, no less the fact he was within yards of their elite military academy deep within the country.

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Apr 19 2011

Freedom of speech: extremism & terrorism

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Freedom of speech is a civil liberty at the core of democracy but when it comes down to exercising this right, the reality of upholding this principle can often be fraught with difficult compromises. There can be no better a … Continue reading

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