terrorism

  • Enough is enough

    As Britain responds to its third terrorist attack in as many months, UK Prime Minister Teresa May has declared that “enough is enough”. Speaking after the London Bridge attack she presented a four-point action plan for preventing future attacks. She called for a battle of ideology to countenance the...
  • Power, security, and due process

    Other than marking the commencement of his 4-year term, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States signaled changes to the United States’ criminal justice response to terrorism, emphasizing security, and not due process. The nascence of Trump’s contentious politics intervenes in logics with...
  • Know your enemy

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every...
  • First We Take Manhattan – Leonard Cohen

    This has been an incredibly tough week. Donald Trump’s winning of the US elections against Hilary Clinton has been a shock for the whole world, and now we all stand powerless, unable to take this back. As the world tries to figure out a way to avoid collateral damage,...
  • Security and Brain Drain in Afghanistan

    In light of the most recent terrorist attack on the Defence Ministry in Kabul, the deadliest in the 15 years of war with 64 reported dead and 347 wounded, it is worth looking at the security situation in Afghanistan. The coalition government is at standstill due to continuous disagreements...
  • Je Suis…Islamophobe?

    The senselessness of the attacks in Paris have been accompanied by outpourings of grief, ardent messages of support, and a sea of red, white and blue on Facebook and Twitter. France has been wracked by one of the worst European terrorist attacks in recent history, which left 129 dead...
  • Boko Haram: Is the December Deadline Realistic?

    Several analysts and members of the intelligence raised their eyebrows when newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier this summer that terror group Boko Haram should be defeated by November 2015. Little changed when the president postponed the deadline to December 2015, as the Islamist outfit keeps carrying...
  • Illiberal Democracies: Protecting or Controlling?

    Over the past few months, three Western countries, namely Canada, Australia and France, have been the targets of attacks that politicians quickly labelled as “terror attacks.” Now these three countries are all trying to pass bills that would extend the powers of surveillance institutions in order to guarantee public...
  • letter to my country - kenya - we need young generation

    Dear Kenya

    Dear Kenya, my friends and family know I have been one of your biggest advocates and ambassadors. I love you. You are mine and I am yours. I chose to leave the bright lights of the west to come home and use my craft towards building our vision of...
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