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Strife/USFPRG Conference: Wednesday, March 4: ‘A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the US in global security’

On Wednesday, March 4, Strife and the United States Foreign Policy Research Group will hold their first conference, entitled ‘A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the US in global security‘. The conference will bring together a diverse range of practitioners and academics who will critically analyze the shifting state of security and investigate the … Continue reading

Interview – Dylan Hendrickson on security sector reform
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Interview – Dylan Hendrickson on security sector reform

By Isobel Petersen: Dylan Hendrickson is a Senior Fellow at King’s College Department of War Studies. He first joined King’s College in 1999 as Senior Research Fellow of the Conflict, Security & Development Group (CSDG) specialising in the study and practice of Security Sector Reform (SSR). He is currently a member of CSDG’s sister group, … Continue reading

Putting ‘brains on the ground’: why is Britain sending military advisors to Ukraine?
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Putting ‘brains on the ground’: why is Britain sending military advisors to Ukraine?

By Thomas Colley: One month after the US announced its decision to send a military training mission to the Ukraine, the British government has announced that 75 military advisors will also be sent to support the Ukrainian military. Backing the US is unsurprising for those familiar with British foreign policy in recent decades. Yet this … Continue reading

Taiwan’s new ‘Carrier Killer’ shows both strength and weakness
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Taiwan’s new ‘Carrier Killer’ shows both strength and weakness

By Jackson Webster: This January, Taiwan’s navy received the first order of its newest vessel, the Tuo Jiang. The Taiwan Navy has dubbed this twin-hulled corvette a ‘carrier killer,’ and the Taiwanese Minister of National Defence, Yen Ming, has announced his government’s intention to field an entire fleet of the new domestically-developed ships. The ship’s … Continue reading

Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty
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Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty

By Ethan Brooks and Thomas Giles: In the Algerian War of 1954-62, the belligerents tore apart a society that had coexisted for a century. The wounds they left were too deep to heal. But the continuation of theviolence after the war and the spiraling civilian-targeted terror campaigns conducted by both French colonists and Algerian independence … Continue reading

Made in prison: Copenhagen and the Paris attacks
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Made in prison: Copenhagen and the Paris attacks

By Charlie de Rivaz: When news trickled through about Saturday’s attacks in Copenhagen, it was difficult to avoid a sense of déjà vu. Another Islamic extremist attacks another cartoonist. Then he targets Jews. Was this another Charlie Hebdo? Another gruesome episode in the increasingly depressing battle between radical Islam and the West? This is not … Continue reading