The following is a guest post by political scientist Olga Oliker of the RAND Corp. ***** This past month, Russia published a new military doctrine. It had promised a new text in September 2014, in the wake of NATO’s Wales Summit Declaration condemning Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. Assuming that the document released Dec. 26 was started at […]
The following is a guest post by political scientist Heidi Hardt of the University of California at Irvine. ***** Earlier this month, NATO representatives recommitted the organization to a plan revealed in September to create a new rapid-reaction force capable of deploying 5,000 troops within a matter of days. The announcement of the spearhead force offered reassurances to member states along […]
The following is a guest post from political scientists Neil Mitchell (University College of London) and Sabine Carey (Mannheim University). The New York Times recently had a report about a civilian vigilante group in northern Nigeria. This Civilian Joint Task Force (J.T.F) says that it is responsible for fighting Boko Haram because of the weak […]
Sometimes, we forget just how little privacy we have against a determined attacker. So often we rely just on the fact that we believe our communications are of so little importance, that nobody will take the effort to try to snoop on us.
So once in a while we get concerned, when we hear about some sort of mass snooping, that means no extra effort has to be engaged to read our own individual, personal data. Then we want to assign blame, as though this mass snooping caused our lack of privacy.
We need to fix this muddled thinking and understand the limits of our privacy.
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As the potential for Russian military intervention in Southeastern Ukraine apparently heats up again, a natural question to ask is what is likely to be the response of people living in the area to such an incursion? With this in mind, the following data from a survey earlier this month by the Kiev International Institute […]
Libyans face a thorny security dilemma: The absence of strong state institutions creates the need, opportunities and support for militias to provide security and play a role in the transition, but these groups undermine security and the development of strong state institutions. Libyans are well aware of the problem, but both citizens and elites are […]