Post Tagged with: "Wikileaks"

Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Contemporary impulses to surveil and Moves to securitize nearly all forms of mobility and otherness are opposed to notions of hospitality, acceptance and understanding.

Man-Up Mr Snowden! Masculinities and National Security

Man-Up Mr Snowden! Masculinities and National Security

Ever since news broke that Edward Snowden was the National Security Agency ‘leaker’ and fugitive, discussion has raged about his masculinity, including his sexuality.

The International Law Dimensions of the Plight of Julian Assange

The International Law Dimensions of the Plight of Julian Assange

The Assange saga has taken a number of unexpected turns. The only way forward would appear to be a political solution. Yet, there is no immediate prospect of such a resolution occurring.

History Shows Us That Open Diplomacy Is Best

History Shows Us That Open Diplomacy Is Best

It is too early to evaluate the impact of WikiLeaks on world affairs. But more than ever in this changed and more porous world, Woodrow Wilson’s call for “open covenants, openly arrived at” remains a superior guide to foreign policy to Machiavelli’s recommendation that governments be strong like a lion but also clever like a fox. It may be that WikiLeaks goes too far, but enlightened policy makers should welcome publication of how good decisions—and bad—came about.

Wikileaks and Iran: The Observer Effect at Work in International Security Policy

Wikileaks and Iran: The Observer Effect at Work in International Security Policy

The consequences of Wikileaks lie not in the information it provides to policymakers, but in the new perspective it may grant the general population. By bringing new evidence into public discourse, the document leak may change the public view of Iran policy, and thus policies themselves as the Arab States, America and its NATO allies react

WikiLeaks Revelations: The Implications for Diplomacy

WikiLeaks Revelations: The Implications for Diplomacy

Wikileaks is releasing hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic communications. But when the dust settles and the sensational tid-bits are forgotten, some of the longer-term impacts on diplomacy may in fact be positive. How so? The Wikileaks documents subvert the myth of diplomatic ineffectiveness, and illustrates that diplomats are in fact very busy pursuing interests, advocating policies, making contacts and managing networks

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