Embodying Militarism

Embodying Militarism

In late September i missed the chance to attend a fascinating workshop in Cardiff organised by Lauren Greenwood and Synne Laastad Dyvik on Embodying Militarism. The workshop had a great lineup of speakers, including our own Pip Thornton. The organisers have sent me the report of the workshop, link below. They are planning a special … Continue reading

Military Exercises and the Media

Military Exercises and the Media

By Fumiaki Sonoyama Fumiaki Sonoyama is a student in MSc Geopolitics and Security, Royal Holloway University of London. He has been working for a Japanese newspaper as a staff writer since 2000. The U.S. military exercise ‘Valiant Shield 2014’, which was conducted off the coast of Guam, was completed last month. The first Valiant Shield … Continue reading

Nothing Spreads Like Fear: The Securitisation of Ebola

Nothing Spreads Like Fear: The Securitisation of Ebola

Josh Holmes is a Durham geography graduate and current masters student in Geopolitics and Security. His research interests range from affect and mobilities to critical security approaches and materiality. “This is more than a health crisis. This is a growing threat to regional and global security.” Those were the words spoken by Barack Obama at … Continue reading

Security Atmospheres or the Crystallisation of Worlds

My paper on security atmospheres, after a lot of work and rewriting, has just been made available as an advance online publication at Society and Space here. The paper explores how we can approach security atmospherically, whilst examining several recent forms of security practices which have sought to gauge or measure, and attempt to codify, classify … Continue reading

Angry eyes

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
As part of my project on Militarized Vision I’ve been drawing together my work on two air strikes in Afghanistan in which the full motion video feeds from UAVs played a central role.  The first was an air strike in Uruzgan on 21 February 2010, which was carried out by…