Finding a balance between state security and human security remains a central problem for the ever-expanding surveillance infrastructures now pervasive across the global system.
The protection of human rights from terrorist threats and the counterterrorism efforts that follow need to be in accordance with human rights standards in order to maintain legitimacy.
A case-by-case approach to understanding violence employed by Islamic groups enables a deeper understanding of the decision-making underpinning their diverse strategies.
The War on Terror has greatly altered the role of Western security services: many changes have been products of the Bush Doctrine, and have been furthered by Obama’s policies.
British intelligence failures can be found chronologically and at all stages of the intelligence cycle, most notably the failure to prevent the 7/7 attacks.
The British Government should prioritize its citizens’ human rights in balancing individual rights with the need for secrecy, but national security should come before civil liberties.
The First Chechen War was a clear failure of counter-insurgency operations, and whilst there were improvements in the Second Chechen War, a wholly successful outcome has not been achieved.
Failed states give rise to transnational security threats such as terrorism, piracy, conflict spill-over and refugee flows, making state failure a major source of insecurity today.