India’s Daughter: #banBBC

India is engulfed in a media storm, with the British Broadcasting Corporation at its epicentre.  The BBC stands accused of commissioning and broadcasting a documentary that is part of a worldwide ‘conspiracy to defame India’. The film, India’s Daughter, examines the the gang rape and murder of a 23 year old female student, Jyoti Singh, in … Continue reading

War at a distance

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
News from Patrick Porter of a new book due out in March, The global village myth: distance, war and the limits of power (from Hurst in the UK/Georgetown University Press in the US): According to security elites, revolutions in information, transport, and weapons technologies have shrunk the world, leaving the…

Impressions from a Talk on the Dark Web

Impressions from a Talk on the Dark Web

By Alex Davidson and Andreas Haggman On a cold January evening, we, along with three other Cyber Security CDT colleagues, attended a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of the Dark Web: Seeking Anonymity in an Internet Panopticon’ held at Cybersalon in central London. The keynote speaker was Jamie Bartlett from the thinktank Demos, who was … Continue reading

Soldier in the City

Soldier in the City

By Pip Thornton Last week I gave a talk to the 2nd year Human Geography undergraduates in their Urban Geography module. The session was on ‘Militarisation’, and Pete Adey had asked me to present on my original PhD topic ‘Soldier in the City’. It’s a topic that was (and still is) very close to my … Continue reading

Securing the Campus 2013-14

Securing the Campus 2013-14

As discussed quite a bit already, last week our MSc students paired up with a group of French Masters students from Universite de Cergy-Pontoise. The aim was to develop a critical security plan for a climate change congress, to be held in east London on the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. The collaboration followed … Continue reading

Terrain, Volume, Drones – abstract for my keynote to Power and Space in the Drone Age conference

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Here’s the abstract for my keynote lecture to the Power and Space in the Drone Age conference, 27-28 August 2015, Université de Neuchâtel: Terrain, Volume, Drones This paper is part of a wider, ongoing project trying to re-conceptualize geopolitics in more material, elemental terms: what might be called the geophysics of geopolitics.…