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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 policy (5)

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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Thursday
18Jun

Where Do Security Concerns Stop?

At what point does "security" concerns stop being a useful point of reference for policy? It's a question that has been raised in the war on terror, but long predates it as a justification for public policy, legislation, government spending, etc. After all, the US interstate highway system - a magnificent achievement, yes, in providing uniform road transport links across a continental country, but surely mostly about economic development? - was justified as a tax expenditure partly in Cold War terms of

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Sunday
07Jun

Targeted Killing in US Counterterrorism Strategy and Law

My congratulations to Mike and everyone who have put up the new and improved CTLab, and my thanks to Mike for inviting me to blog here.  I am however going to shamelessly exploit the opportunity to announce a new paper of mine on the topic of targeted killing and the drone campaign as a matter of international and US law.  As I have remarked in our Wired for War symposium, I am very much in favor of the development of remote standoff targeted killing technologies and strategy.  We can discuss

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Friday
05Jun

Response to Obama

A quick compilation of a few responses to Obama's Cairo speech yesterday, from American, Canadian, British, and French media today.  This is certainly not meant to be exhaustive, and reflects nothing more than a few sources culled from the web.

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