Author Archives: Candyce Kelshall

Candyce Kelshall

About Candyce Kelshall

Doctoral candidate and BUCSIS Research Fellow. Independent advisor to British Transport police and Metropolitan Police. Candyce is the author of two books on Civil /military relations. "Armed Forces and Government" and "Mutiny and Revolution: Military pressure Groups"

ISIS, Knife attacks and Nodes: Powering the Edge

With JR Kelshall Is it possible that ISIS is using the whole world as their ‘edge’? Has western civilization been experiencing sustained attacks utilizing netcentric warfare concepts without our even being aware this was happening? If we have been unable … Continue reading

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Civilisation and the ‘Grey Zone’

With Angela  Lo The recent Paris attacks appear to demonstrate a trend in ISIS attack patterns. The violent transnational social movement has indicated their intention to target areas of co-existence between Muslims and non-Muslims. Research will show that ISIS’s self-proclaimed … Continue reading

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Nodes, net centric warfare and the woolly mammoth hunters

Consider a group of cavemen leaving the cave to go hunting a woolly mammoth. The woolly mammoth is bigger, stronger and faster. Death is certain for the cavemen and yet with spears and rocks the mammoth is felled -the team … Continue reading

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Transnational threats, violent social movements and the Caribbean

ISIS has recruits from over 100 countries. Large numbers from Belgium and France but proportionately it also has a significant number from the Caribbean- specifically Trinidad and Tobago. This is not a coincidence or an aside. This is a major … Continue reading

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“We can’t let them in”:The connection between the Paris attacks and Refugees

With V. Dittmar ‘We can’t let them in, it’s for our own safety.’ ‘If we let them in they will terrorise our countries.’ ‘Half of the refugees are terrorists, you can’t ignore that fact.’ ‘Immigration should be a national security … Continue reading

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Paris:Hybrid terror heralds the dawn of a new phase of warfare.

Decentralisation, destabilisation and insurgent methodology using mixed techniques in multiple sites, simultaneously. It is neither ISIS nor AQ but a combination of both- employed by invisible citizen soldiers who have been trained by seasoned fighters. These are the hallmarks of … Continue reading

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Hybrid terrorism strikes Paris (with V. Dittmar)

A new tactical profile emerges in French Terror attacks. The attacks denote hybrid techniques which illustrate a levelling up in the nature of the terrorist threat states face. The actions of the attackers cannot be easily placed into a framework … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM

The founder of BK is Mohammed Yussuf .Yussuf was a trained Salafist. He followed the fundamentalist teachings of a 14 C cleric called Ibn Taymiyya, who is one of the forefathers of the Wahabi tradition. Other noted individuals who have … Continue reading

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Dealing with transnational hybrid terrorist threats

1) Consider stepping outside the Realist perspective of the problem. This is difficult because we are dealing with ‘an enemy’ whose language is realist-guns, bombs, be-headings. Any further hegemonic realist responses will intensify and escalate the conflict. Appeasement also escalates. … Continue reading

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ISIL: THE ULTIMATE HYBRID ENEMY

  ISIL has grabbed the world’s attention with new levels of barbarism revealed in the scripted murder of the man known throughout the world as “the pilot”. Jordanian Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh has become a symbol for moderate Muslims, westerners and … Continue reading

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