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The Contested Landscape Of Jerusalem

The Review

John Matthew Barlow discusses University of Tel Aviv archeologist Raphael Greenberg's new research on the dig at Wadi Hilweh, and its political and cultural ramifications for Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • Contested Jerusalem

    Research

    John Matthew Barlow discusses University of Tel Aviv archeologist Raphael Greenberg's new research on the dig at Wadi Hilweh, and its political and cultural ramifications for Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • The Occidental Guerrilla

    Book Review

    Michael A. Innes reviews David Kilcullen's new book The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One. A timely and astute synthesis of experience, research and analysis, the author pinpoints the political shear between minority existential threats to US interests and the majority of the world's locally invested guerrillas who just want to be left alone.

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  • Architecture & Biopolitics

    Interview

    Berlin-based writer Daniel Miller's October 2008 interview with Swedish philosopher and SITE Magazine Editor-In-Chief Sven-Olov Wallenstein, on his new book Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009).

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  • Wired For War

    Symposium

    The second symposium in CTlab's 2009 series, focused on Peter Singer's new book, Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century (Penguin Press: 2009), ran from 30 March to 2 April. Singer and half a dozen scholars from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Austria debated the use and ethics of robots in war.

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  • The Limits Of "Security"

    Current Intelligence

    Kenneth Anderson explores the link between international financial instability and global security in response to Judy Shelton's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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EDITOR: Michael A. Innes
PEERLESS: John Matthew Barlow 
CONTRIBUTOR: Chris Albon CONTRIBUTOR: Martin Senn
CONTRIBUTOR: Marc Tyrrell
CONTRIBUTOR: Eric Randolph
CONTRIBUTOR: Ken Anderson
CONTRIBUTOR: Tim Stevens
CONTRIBUTOR: Marisa Urgo

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Entries in law (14)

Tuesday
30Jun

What Constitutes "Intelligence" For A Court?

I do not find it surprising that what constitutes "evidence" for an intelligence organization is measured by different criteria from that of the courts.  This is only to be expected.  What is surprising, however, is that an intelligence agency would consider that it could either present or hide such evidence from the courts.  I find this especially bothersome because such actions only serve to undermine the credibility of the agency rather than to protect it.

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Saturday
27Jun

The Long and Strange Journey of Abousfian Abdelrazik

Right now, 5.10pm EST, Abousfian Abdelrazik is sitting in a lounge at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport, awaiting his connecting flight to Montréal, about an hour away from Toronto by air.  He landed in Canada about 20 minutes ago.  It has been a long time coming.  In 2003, Abdelrazik, a naturalised Canadian citizen, flew back to the Sudan to visit his ailing mother.  He hasn't been home since.  

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Thursday
25Jun

Whither New UK Cyber Strategy?

So, the UK government has this morning launched its new Cyber Security Strategy. Well, I say published - I can't find a copy of it yet. Fulfilling one of the worst-kept secrets in Whitehall two new units are going to come onstream in the next few months. First, an Office of Cyber Security within the Cabinet Office and, second, a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) based at GCHQ in Cheltenham. I guess we can expect all sorts of internecine wrangling and internally contradictory strategy. All this, of course, because - as Security Minister

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Wednesday
24Jun

Non-military military cyberspace

The militarisation of cyberspace hit a landmark today when Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced the formation of Cybercom (how 1980s does that sound?!), and appointed the director of the National Security Agency, Lt Gen Keith Alexander, to run it. Following Obama's Cyberspace Policy Review, announced recently, the new organisation will coordinate the Pentagon's assets against criminal and security threats in the ether. Tim Stevens has a wise critique of the Policy Review over here.

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Sunday
21Jun

Amos Guiora on Israeli Administrative Detention

CTLab readers might be interested in checking out the very interesting series of posts on administrative detention on the Israeli legal model at the international law blog Opinio Juris.  Professor Guiora (Univ of Utah law faculty) was an Israeli JAG officer for 19 years, and is able to bring a detailed expertise to the comparative issues of detention in counterterrorism.  I raise a question to him about how comparable the US and Israeli and European situations are from a legal and strategic standpoint.  Start here and scroll upwards for the posts.