Blog Posts

For Kings of War:

Mitrokhin and Lessons Learned on 7 July 2014

Reservists and the NAO on 12 June 2014

Isis and the strange wisdom of Vlad on 12 June 2014

Fascist summer? Or European elections are really fun.. on 25 May 2014

Army 2020: 20:20 vision of 15:3 myopia? on 6 March 2014

Ukrainian miscalculations on 2 March 2014

Putting the Steele into intelligence reform on 25 January 2014

Lone Wolves, Black Swans and a Surveillance Llama, on 20 December 2013.

The Devil is in the Devilly Detail, on 21 November 2013

UK intelligence chiefs go to Parliament, on 8 November 2013

For the Political Studies Association Blog: Cutting the ties that bind? Intelligence and an independent Scotland, 4th November 2013.

Prism and the making of our idiocracy on 10 JUNE 2013 
The mediation of unmet need on 22 MAY 2013
The red-line of chemical weapons and Syria. on 20 MARCH 2013
Defence Acquisition: the wisdom of elders on 6 FEBRUARY 2013
Syria, Mali, Algerian gas-works and ‘Open Source Everything’ on 29 JANUARY 2013
Our enemy’s enemy, is never better… on 12 DECEMBER 2012
Moral vacuums and chemical weapons on 9 DECEMBER 2012
All in it together? The utility of universities to military, security and resilient activities on 12 NOVEMBER 2012
9/11: Eleven years on, is it time for our liberalism to be more, not less, muscular? on 11 SEPTEMBER 2012
Assange, various governments and the cul-de-sac of misfired moves on 17 AUGUST 2012 · 6 COMMENTS
No longer trimming the fat.. more hacking out vital organs on 6 JULY 2012 · 0 COMMENTS
Like clubbing seals: the case for Britain in Europe on 2 JULY 2012 · 17 COMMENTS
The Place of Intelligence in Political Narratives on 5 JUNE 2012 · 16 COMMENTS
Borders, PNR and a whole lot of political guff on 1 MAY 2012 · 3 COMMENTS
Competing? on 16 APRIL 2012 · 2 COMMENTS
Syria and Bosnia.. a partial echo from history on 12 MARCH 2012 · 2 COMMENTS
Looking back at Libya whilst thinking of Syria. on 2 MARCH 2012
Lessons Learned – a plug on 25 JANUARY 2012 · 3 COMMENTS
In Macapaca world, the HTS reigns supreme on 13 JANUARY 2012 · 7 COMMENTS
We’re all East Germans now… on 4 DECEMBER 2011 · 20 COMMENTS
Egypt: A Warm Cup of Sick, Redux…on 23 NOVEMBER 2011 · 3 COMMENTS
What size, the security state? on 13 OCTOBER 2011
Blighted by a media pox, the Fox.. is he f*cked? on 11 OCTOBER 2011 · 2 COMMENTS
Cycling through intelligence by ROB DOVER on 7 OCTOBER 2011 · 3 COMMENTS
The thing about intelligence… on 26 SEPTEMBER 2011 · 13 COMMENTS
The UK riots – further thoughts on 10 AUGUST 2011 · 14 COMMENTS
The London Riots: A time for ‘big society’? on 9 AUGUST 2011 · 24 COMMENTS
In memoriam: The European Union 13 JULY 2011 · 12 COMMENTS
Defence Reform: Defence Revolution?  27 JUNE 2011 · 4 COMMENTS
Of Suez and nudity…. on 16 JUNE 2011 · 11 COMMENTS
Of Llamas and Wikipedia… An Arab Spring, a European Summer? on 8 JUNE 2011 · 12 COMMENTS
Mladic: the price of EU membership on 26 MAY 2011 · 35 COMMENTS
Bin Laden: To Kill a Man or Kill an Ideology? on 2 MAY 2011 · 65 COMMENTS
The MoD in full calypso collapso mode on 8 APRIL 2011 · 12 COMMENTS
Hyper-competition and Muscular Liberalism on 28 MARCH 2011 · 5 COMMENTS
Terror in the classroom? Terror on the roundabout on 16 MARCH 2011 · 9 COMMENTS
Humanitarian Intervention: A Reprise? on 23 FEBRUARY 2011 · 10 COMMENTS
And the 2011 Mugabe Award for failing to understand the will of the people goes to…
on 11 FEBRUARY 2011 · 5 COMMENTS
The Egyptian People: About to Drink a Cup of Sick? on 7 FEBRUARY 2011 · 21 COMMENTS
Buying Peace? on 13 JANUARY 2011 · 0 COMMENTS
What on earth are wikileaks doing now? on 26 NOVEMBER 2010 · 27 COMMENTS
Anglo-French Defence Cooperation – A Conversation Between Friends? on 12 NOVEMBER 2010 · 1 COMMENT
Fractured Understandings… musings from the provinces. on 5 NOVEMBER 2010 · 0 COMMENTS
SDSR – Mortgaging the Future to a War in Afghanistan? on 19 OCTOBER 2010 · 19 COMMENTS
SDSR – Establishing the National Interest (and a swipe at development aid) on 6 OCTOBER 2010 · 0 COMMENTS
SDSR: The Colander Review on 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 · 2 COMMENTS
‘Obsolete or bloody dangerous?’ – The state of Britain’s nuclear deterrent on 24 SEPTEMBER 2010 · 19 COMMENTS
The British Defence Review – from the jaws of victory to a certain defeat on 16 SEPTEMBER 2010 · 22 COMMENTS
‘Spy’ dies, press goes bonkers. on 26 AUGUST 2010 · 6 COMMENTS
‘Big Brother’ was just the warm-up act on 10 AUGUST 2010 
‘Are Soldiers Human?’ on 27 JULY 2010 · 9 COMMENTS
Does my leak look big in this? on 26 JULY 2010 · 14 COMMENTS
Reds under the bed, spooks coming out of the closet… on 22 JULY 2010 · 10 COMMENTS
The Russians Are Coming! on 29 JUNE 2010 · 13 COMMENTS
Wikileaks and Bloody Sunday on 21 JUNE 2010 · 21 COMMENTS
The silent death of European defence, the quiet awakening of European security on 8 JUNE 2010 · 19 COMMENTS
UK Security Committee and the use of intelligence on 14 MAY 2010 · 1 COMMENT
Thrashed to a dead-heat on 23 APRIL 2010 · 2 COMMENTS
The Vision Thing? on 21 APRIL 2010 · 0 COMMENTS
The Manifestos on 13 APRIL 2010 · 37 COMMENTS
And they’re off…! on 6 APRIL 2010 · 11 COMMENTS
Inside or Outside? on 1 APRIL 2010 · 2 COMMENTS
Being special… on 28 MARCH 2010 · 33 COMMENTS
Down in the Doctrinal Weeds on 23 MARCH 2010 · 20 COMMENTS
Curtailing State Power(?) on 4 MARCH 2010 · 21 COMMENTS
Europeanized defence – almost literally nothing new to report on 1 MARCH 2010 · 23 COMMENTS
A big wobbly strop on 23 FEBRUARY 2010 · 2 COMMENTS
Ooops – The Problems of Getting Caught Red-Handed. on 11 FEBRUARY 2010 · 6 COMMENTS
Very courageous, Prime Minister…. on 21 JANUARY 2010 · 2 COMMENTS

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