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14 Jan 2013
Africa | African Union | Civil War | ECOWAS | France | humanitarian intervention | Islamist | Mali | Politics | terrorism | Tuareg | West Africa | Terrorism | War/peace | International
France has sent 2000 soldiers, a rapid increase from an initial 550, backed by helicopter gunships and fighter jets to the West African country of Mali. The...
12 Nov 2012
The case: Is pro-terrorist speech a crime? Massachusetts says soTarek Mehanna is a 29-year-old American citizen and pharmacologist who was raised in Sudbury, a...
17 Jul 2012
assassination | at Qaeda | Barak Obama | CIA | drones | international law | Pakistan | Politics | self-defence | Somalia | sovereignty | terrorism | UAV | United States | use of force | War | Yemen | Human rights | Terrorism | Law
This debate first of all makes the assumption that a strike against terrorists is going to be made. The debate is therefore not focused on whether there should...
18 May 2012
Digital Freedoms | extremism | Free speech debate | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | Internet | law | terrorism
The case: Punishing users of extremist websitesOn 15th March 2012, Mohammed Merah killed two soldiers of the French army and left a third in a coma. A few days...
7 Mar 2012
Afghanistan | Al-Qaeda | Guantanamo Bay | habeas corpus | illegal detainment | Iraq | Politics | terrorism | terrorists | war on terror | Human rights | International law | Punishment | Terrorism | Law
Habeas Corpus is a centuries old legal mechanism that prevents the government from arbitrarily detaining its citizens. It originated in medieval England and...
22 Feb 2012
armament of rebels | Hegemony | NATO | nuclear arms race | Politics | terrorism | United States military | world peace | Americas | Global | War/peace | International
During the Cold War Era, the United States vastly expanded its military capacity; today, the US military vastly outstrips any other military in the world. For...
21 Feb 2012
Airport security | Politics | Profiling | Racism | terrorism | Minorities | Airport Security | Terrorism | Society
The methods that law enforcement agents traditionally use to identify dangerous individuals in public locations involve observation of behaviour and the use of...
20 Feb 2012
ethics | Politics | Securing liberty | security | terrorism | torture | Ethics | Human rights | Terrorism | Law | Philosophy
Torture involves the use of intimidation, humiliation, discomfort and pain to extract information and confessions from prisoners and suspects held by the state...
20 Feb 2012
Cuba | Geneva Conventions | guantanamo | Rendition | terrorism | United States of America | Human rights | International law | Punishment | Law
The US Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is operated by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo of the American Armed Force with the primary purpose of acting...
20 Feb 2012
Airports | Human rights | liberty | Politics | Profiling | security | terrorism | Transport | Airport Security | Terrorism | Society
Profiling at airports has become hotly debated in recent years, following attempted airline bombings such as the 2009 Christmas Day Bomber, the Shoe Bomber,...