Claims that cyber weapons are a game changer are often based on a misunderstanding and overestimation of cyber weapons’ capabilities and effects.
Geopolitics and Security – Royal Holloway
Geopolitics and Security (GPS) features Regular posts from the faculty and doctoral students of the Geography and Politics & International Relations Departments at Royal Holloway, University of London. Posts offer a distinctive perspective on geopolitical and security research and analysis.
While scholars have spoken about the WTC and its reconstruction, there is more to be said about the way the visitor is enrolled into the material cultures of 9/11.
Behind the debate over the artwork extracted from the Parthenon are British violence in post WWII Greece, the experience of austerity and matters of national identity.
The airport has been a key site for investigating how the war on terror has manifested itself in terms of security and surveillance and monitoring the body and behavior.
The search for foreign activity in Swedish waters – the ‘Hunt for Reds in October’ – has been called off. Yet, there is much to be said about this geopolitical incident.
The role of objects in world politics continues to deserve our attention, including the ways in which human and non-human agency combine to re-engineer the umbrella.
No Man’s Lands are rarely empty. They are spaces that are occupied, utilized and stewarded, and layered with geographical, historical and narrative complexities.
Ever since news broke that Edward Snowden was the National Security Agency ‘leaker’ and fugitive, discussion has raged about his masculinity, including his sexuality.
A narrative of security which permeates the layers, exposes the ironies, questions the ubiquity and enriches the understanding of traditional representations of space.
In March 2014, students from Royal Holloway joined forces with students from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, on an exercise in critical security mapping.
Following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH377, there has appeared a space for the creative and conspiratorial to flourish.
In the modern era, sovereignty disputes such as those over Gibraltar have become commonplace, and have proved an area ripe for academic deconstruction.