Category Archives: Counter-Terrorism

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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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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The difficulties of shaping a stable world

As the world wrings its hands at the slaughter in Syria and ponders what, if anything, it can do, the precedent of intervention in Libya constantly raises its head. Why was it right and proper for us to intervene in … 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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