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…

Stuart Elden and Todd Reisz opening lectures to ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
This is the video of the opening keynote session of the ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference, which includes my lecture ‘Crises of Territorial Integrity: Iraq and Nigeria’. My talk is from 11.50-38 minutes – following introductions from Diane Davis and Neil Brenner. (At around…

Taking the ‘War on Terror’ to social media

Taking the ‘War on Terror’ to social media

By Garrett Speers, MSc Geopolitics and Security student and National Security and Resilience research intern, RUSI.  In recent months the Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) splinter group; Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have emerged as one of the most prominent and powerful terrorist organisations in the Middle-East declaring a caliphate under the … Continue reading

Magna Carta: spaces of commemoration

Magna Carta: spaces of commemoration

Yesterday Alasdair Pinkerton, Nick Allen and I spent the day filming in nearby Runnymede meadow as part of a resource the University are creating to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. We actually use the site every year, particularly the American Bar Association’s commemorative memorial designed by Edward Maufe, and … Continue reading