This article was originally published on Small Wars Journal on February 17, 2017. There were a number of serious problems with the Navy SEAL raid on the 29th of January in Yemen, but at least we know it happened. Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owen died during a raid by his squadron, Navy SEAL Team […]Read more "The US Continues to “Trump” The UK on Special Forces Transparency"
Dr Mark Galeotti is a specialist on Russian security affairs, intelligence, organised crime and similar murky topics. He is a senior researcher at UMV, the Institute of International Relations Prague, where he is the coordinator of its Centre for European Security. He is also principal director of the consultancy Mayak Intelligence. Previously, he was Professor […]Read more "Interview: Mark Galeotti"
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By Abigail Watson This article was originally published on War is Boring on September 25, 2016. The United Kingdom must support the United States in its efforts to create an international framework on the export and use of drones. But first, it needs to fix the problems with its own use. In recent weeks, the […]Read more "Great Britain Needs to Figure Out Its Killer Drone Rules"
Tara McCormack is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester. In this interview, Dr McCormack discusses the British military interventions in Libya, Iraq and Syria, the shift that these interventions mark away from the longstanding Royal Prerogative on war-making and how the use of remote warfare is effecting the democratic oversight of the […]Read more "Interview: Tara McCormack"
Dr. Jon Moran is Reader in Security and the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. He is interested in the role of the state and military and intelligence agencies both domestically and internationally. He has conducted field research with police and security agencies and civil society activists in Western […]Read more "Interview: Jon Moran"