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To Brexit or not: The hollow European Union referendum debate and state security

The WWIII imagined by David Cameron could only happen with the UK as a member of NATO, in or out of the European Union. As for Boris Johnson’s fears of Turkey ever joining the EU, he needs to remember that Turkey is part of NATO. Likewise, the wider debate on security has been uncomfortably hollow. All things remaining equal, perhaps it is better for you to follow your heart when voting. If state security was in your mind when casting your vote, we hope you found this post useful. Continue reading

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The refugee exodus into Europe: a preventable crisis and the inevitable demographic revolution

On August 19, 2015, Germany released an official projection in which it stated that they expected to receive up to 800,000 asylum seekers. Syrians are not the only ones hoping for a better life in Europe, as there are many other nations in transition in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. From Yemen to Eritrea, millions of people dream the same. Are Europeans prepared to deal with a problem of this magnitude? Continue reading

Letting the boat migrants drown: the new British and European policy

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom: “We do not support planned search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.”
Ironically,1) the UK enjoys a lead in the maritime security sector; 2) the UK could have put forward the proposal to outsource search-and-rescue to a consortium of British firms; and 3) the UK could have thus exerted some form of informal control over the running of the contract. Continue reading

20,000 migrants reach Europe by boat in a day

We propose that one solution involves the EU outsourcing the patrolling of the Mediterranean Sea in the search for migrants to the maritime security industry Continue reading

Cry Africa: from Somalia to the Central African Republic via Mali and back

 Back in October, we wrote in one of our social networks about the new conflict dynamic fast evolving in Africa. Indeed, economically speaking Africa is progressing. However, in parallel, many corners of Africa appear to be descending into chaos. We noted that extremism is on the rise in a manner never seen before in Africa. … Continue reading