Headline reaction: ‘UK war-games cyber attack on Moscow’

By Andreas Haggman It is not every day your thesis topic makes front-pages headlines, so when the Sunday Times leader on 7 October 2018 read ‘UK war-games cyber attack on Moscow’, I naturally took notice. In short, the article states that the UK has ‘war-gamed’ (more on vocabulary later) using cyber capabilities to turn out the lights…

VISIT | Landing in the Global Arctic

By Prof. Klaus Dodds Last month, I was in Singapore, working with a colleague and Royal Holloway PhD graduate, Dr Chih Yuan Woon at the National University of Singapore. With the generous support of the British Academy through the “International Partnership and Mobility Scheme”, we brought together 10 speakers from Asia, North America and Europe to…

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

By Nick Robinson In between the incessant daily tweeting of images of picturesque Russian skylines, Izbas submerged under vast amounts of snow, or cute Siberian wildlife, the Twitter account for the UK-Russian Embassy has—and not for the first time—been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, after a tweet visibly depicting outgoing US President Barack Obama as a “LAME” duck…