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The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility

Reuters photo   By Binoy Kampmark Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are […]

Complex Internal Security

AP photo   By Ricardo Swire An official report from the Republic of Haiti’s National Police (HNP) Deputy Commissioner informed that on Monday March 20, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm rocks were thrown and gunshots fired at the ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide‘s motorcade, as it approached a downtown Port-au-Prince intersection.

Poaching in Europe’s Suburbs

Reuters photo   By Binoy Kampmark   “There has never been a case like this in a zoo in Europe, an assault of such violence, evidently for this stupid trafficking of rhinoceros horns.” Thierry Duguet, head of Parc Zoologique de Thoiry.

Fears at Munich: The Mattis Pitch on NATO

EPA photo   By Binoy Kampmark   “Ladies and gentlemen, the Transatlantic bond remains our strongest bulwark against instability and Russia.” US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Feb 17, 2017

Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

By Cynthia M. Lardner

Public Security and Safety

Wilton Junior   By Ricardo Swire Public security is a complex medium. Internal security professionals face modern safety threats that go far beyond the traditional military sphere.

Upgraded Intelligence Protocols

Textron photo   By Ricardo Swire America’s intelligence community entered 2017 freshly equipped with “new rules” to govern dissemination of SIGINT or “raw signals intelligence information.”

The Third Border

By Ricardo Swire Caribbean nations’ importance as the US “third border” is often overlooked. America and Canada depend on law enforcement cooperation in illegal drug trafficking, migrant smuggling and financial crimes that threaten both foreign and regional security interests.

The Existential Threat

Francois Lenoir/Reuters   By Ricardo Swire Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable in half a century. Wars are usually fought to change regimes, alter borders, acquire resources and impose ideologies, almost never to completely eliminate another State and its people.

Cuba’s Security

Adalberto Roque/AFP   By Ricardo Swire “Socialism or Death” was his famous rallying cry. First issued in an era when Western designed democracy swept the globe, Communist regimes in China and Vietnam embraced capitalism, leaving Cuba an economically crippled Marxist curiosity. The legendary Fidel Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of Dictator Fulgencio Batista and […]

Modified Caribbean VIP Protection Program

PA photo   By Ricardo Swire The Caribbean islands’ internal security procedures have been adjusting to modifications part of a geopolitical VIP protection effort. The younger of England’s two Princes, Harry, has arrived in the Caribbean for an official visit on behalf of the British Monarchy. At home his private relationship’s media expose with a […]

CPEC and the Regional Re-alignment

By Sabena Siddiqi China and Pakistan started the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project in 2015, it is China’s largest investment in any foreign country to date and promises to be a game-changer for the entire region.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: The Pakistani-India Conflict

Indranil Mukherjee/AFP   By Cynthia M. Lardner

South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Martine Perret/UN   By Peter Louis The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the […]

Obama should pardon Edward Snowden before he leaves office

Frederick Florin/AFP   By Amnesty International   ‘It will be a deep stain on President Obama’s legacy if he leaves office with Snowden still in exile in Russia’ – Salil Shetty The UK Government should ‘drop plans for new snooping laws which would extend the intrusive and unchallengeable powers of the intelligence services’.

How Ethiopia sustains a growing engagement in international affairs

  Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa

South Sudanese fleeing violence cross into Uganda

F Noy   By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: How the United Nations Security Council Has Failed You

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters   By Cynthia M. Lardner In today’s turbulent world “…three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law,” stated Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, who has previously served under United Nations Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

South Sudanese military officer killed by govt security following peace agreement

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters   By Dukhan Jundit A Military Intelligence Officer from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) /In Opposition (SPLM-IO) was shot dead on Saturday in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

Pakistan’s permanent membership in the SCO: Dreams of prosperity

AFP photo   By Nasurullah Brohi With permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Pakistan has successfully achieved a platform of benign partnership with developed and immensely rich co-member states that will help in addressing its economic, security and social issues.

South Sudan Minister resigns accusing Governor of corruption

By Dukhan Jundit Following the appointment by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit of new cabinet ministers for the Unity government, the Terekeka State Minister of Information on Monday resigned his post.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens – Part Two

By Lydie Denier   Part Two of Lydie Denier’s article detailing the tragic death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Politics surrounding it. Part One can be found here.

Kenya to close down Dadaab camp hosting Somali refugees

Kate Holt / EPA / Care International   By Dukhan Jundit Further to the announcement earlier this week from the Kenyan government with regard to a plan to close two refugee camps, a decision has now been made in wake of mass condemnation to close only one.

Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin

Michael Klimentyev / Sputnik   By Cynthia M. Lardner   Introduction   The Russian Federation, when examined as the antagonist, views itself as having been left disconnected from post-World War Two Europe. Russia believes itself to be irrevocably tied to Europe dating back to the Byzantine Era. When the Cold War ended Russia expected to […]

Kenya announce plan to close down two refugee camps

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters   By Dukhan Jundit The Government of the Republic of Kenya has moved to close down soon the Kakuma and Dadaab refugees camps.

Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa

By Durodola Tosin Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa have been evident since its year of independence. It is a well-known fact that over the years, Nigeria’s foreign policy has consistently been Afro-centric in nature. This is based on the belief that the security well-being of the country is hinged on the security and material wellbeing […]

Brussels and the enigma of international security

By Sattar Rind European security has failed badly and is not working, something we have for a long time been hearing, especially after 9/11, when European countries’ security measures had supposedly been increased. This was proved further following the 7/7 attacks in London, the tallest claims of any such strengthening falling for the world to see.

Troops arrive in South Sudan to enforce security

By Peter Louis The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) welcomed the arrival in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, of thirty-nine SPLM/A (In Opposition) troops.

DRC Prime Minister discusses peace and security

By Darell Maurice Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week met with a delegation of notables from the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri on the security situation in the eastern part of the country.