Placing and peopling Cyber War: a challenge to Prof. Thomas Rid.

Placing and peopling Cyber War: a challenge to Prof. Thomas Rid.

Earlier this week, AFCEA (UK) and Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group hosted a wonderful evening event that explored – through networking and more formal conversations – the rise of Cyber, and challenged participants to consider how academia, industry and government might work together to ensure that the UK fulfils the aspirations set out in the Government’s Cyber Security … Continue reading

Dredging geopolitics: Moving dirt, silt and sand

Source: http://www.janes.com/article/46083/china-building-airstrip-capable-island-on-fiery-cross-reef   Recently, satellite photos have been released purporting to show the development of a concrete runway in the contested waters of the South China Sea. As with the aerial photographs taken by a U2 spy plane over Cuba in the early 1960s, the released images have unleashed febrile commentary about China’s intentions on Fiery Cross … Continue reading

Inuit Intuition: Recasting Arctic Cartographies

Inuit Intuition: Recasting Arctic Cartographies

By Josh Holmes Echoing imperial desires to locate the fabled Northwest Passage, the looming spectre of an ice-free Arctic has sparked a sensationalised “scramble for the seabed” that reaffirms the prevailing geopolitical imaginary of untold prosperity from greater access, and control, over the “white blank” on the map. Last December, Denmark became the fourth Arctic … Continue reading

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