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"

Throwing Stones at Drones: The International System and Terrorism.

We stand on a hill with a pocket full of stones. We watch the drone flying in from a distance crossing the borders of adjoining states. We watch as it drops a bomb which changes our lives and our humanity, … Continue reading

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MV Marzooqah:The close relationship between Eritrea and Somalia criminality

Article courtesy of Save Our Seas Somalia’s Piracy Compromises Its Neighbors The al Qaeda-allied Somali terrorists of Al-Shabaab (“The Youth”), and the pirates that comprise their “navy,” have repeatedly gained world attention—and then been forgotten. In July, Al-Shabaab was blamed … Continue reading

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The Case of the MV Marzooqah: The news of Piracy’s death has been premature

Mitigating against a threat is not stopping the threat. It is merely stopping the effects of that threat. The MV Marzooqah has become famous overnight as the ship that proved the experts wrong and confounded the combined might of the naval … Continue reading

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US Sailors kidnapped by pirates off NIGERIA

PIRACY IN NIGERIA AND GULF OF GUINEA HAS BEEN IGNORED FOR TOO LONG. In a tale of two piracies there are few if any similarities between piracy in Somalia and Nigeria. Nigerian ‘piracy’ Piracy in Nigeria is a misnomer. What … Continue reading

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In which paradigm are we basing our reasoned response to Somali ‘piracy’?

Does the nature and form of intervention by the amassed International naval forces offer any real solution or evidence, of cessation of Somali maritime criminal activity? Is it possible that Western responses have created accidental ‘piracy’ out of common opportunistic … Continue reading

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“Piracy is like the poor, always with us?“

Poverty Reduction programs are employed by states to deal with the latter, so why is it ok to simply accept that piracy is business as normal for shipping or worse to engage in a war on piracy in order to … Continue reading

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Fazul Mohammed and Al Shabaab

Fazul Mohammed was certainly one of the key members of the Al qaeda old guard. An establishment that is now fragmented and splintered into stand alone operating networks that are loosely linked by association around the world. In the 1990s … Continue reading

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Killing of embassy bombings mastermind deprives al Qaeda of key figure

By Tim Lister and Zain Verjee, CNN June 13, 2011 — Updated 1410 GMT (2210 HKT) (CNN) — At midnight last Tuesday, two men were traveling in a black four-wheel drive through the Somali capital, Mogadishu. One was Fazul Abdullah … Continue reading

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Somali Maritime Terrorism Should no Longer be Confused with Piracy

The deaths of the hostages taken aboard the SV Quest is a good indication that the rules in the hostage manual used by the Somali pirates have well and truly been re written. The new paradigm is venturing completely into … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates no Longer Fishermen but Fighters

GOLDEN WAVE SIGNALS CONFIRMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN PIRATES BUSINESS PLAN During 2010, Somali pirates hijacked 53 ships and kidnapped 1,181 people, according to the International Maritime Bureau. This is an astounding figure and one which dictates that we … Continue reading

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