By Abigail Watson This article was originally published on Defence Report on 3 August 2016. Russia’s recent bombing of a Syrian base used by UK and US Special Forces exposes the flaws with the UK’s blanket “no comment” approach. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has recently revealed that, in June, a Russian aircraft targeted a […]Read more "The UK Can’t Stay ‘Mum’ Over Russian Bombing of Special Forces Base in Syria"
The centenary of the First World War also marks the anniversary of the practice of recording and naming casualties of war. But a century on, new forms of ‘shadow warfare’ limit the ability to record casualties of conflict and thus threaten to allow states a free hand to employ dangerous new tactics without threat of individual or international accountability.Read more "FROM THE GREAT WAR TO DRONE WARS: THE IMPERATIVE TO RECORD CASUALTIES"
Despite the crumbling facade of its interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, America is preparing for a new century of ‘light footprint’ warfare, using Africa as its laboratory.Read more "Quiet legacies and long shadows: The Obama era of counterterrorism in the Sahel-Sahara"