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The Theory of Shock and Awe: Anarchism and Terrorism Taken to the Extreme

A key problem is that to the new generation of terrorists and jihadists killings are no longer means to an end. Their mindset simply blends together the idea of a Utopian world that does not actually exist; the desire to play a protagonist’s role in that imaginary world; and hate towards anything undermining the fantasy. Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the UK General Election 2015: A State Without a Vision of State Security

The British parliamentary election 2015 offers us an interesting case study about a general election in which state security did not figure as an election issue at all. By now, anyone who has been following this election, whether British or not, should have noted this peculiar phenomenon. This has set a dangerous precedent that we all learn to regret sooner than later. Continue reading

Higher energy prices and private security

 Dinner table conversation about rising energy prices and the arguably higher costs incurred by energy corporations on private security. Upstream and downstream, private security is intertwined with the exploration, production and transport of hydrocarbons, and your energy bills. This is an annual ritual. Every year, as the winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, energy prices … Continue reading