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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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The death of Gareth Williams: the questions raised

With the close of the inquest into the death of Gareth Williams, the GCHQ/MI6 officer who was found dead in highly mysterious circumstances in 2010, one thing is for certain. Whatever else this case has shown, it remains first and … 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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