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Menwith Hill Surveillance Station
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Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue

31 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are controlled under the Wassenaar Arrangement. For Tim Maurer, however, this is just the first step in regulating the growing export trade in surveillance technology. More on «Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue»


Islam Karimov
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Exploring Uzbekistan's Political Transition

31 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Alexei Malashenko thinks that the time is right to start thinking about who’s going to succeed Uzbekistan’s long-serving president, Islam Karimov. Getting to know the possible candidates, after all, might help determine the future political direction of the Central Asian state. More on «Exploring Uzbekistan's Political Transition»


A Burned Down Car in Mombasa, Kenya, 2002
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Assessing Mombasa’s Credentials as a Battleground in Kenya’s War on Terror

30 Jul 2014 Security Watch

What explains Mombasa’s status as a critical battleground in Kenya’s war against terrorism? The answer, according to Herman Butime, lies between the role the city plays in linking regional secessionist and religious tensions together, and the contradictions fueling Jihadist activity in East Africa and beyond. More on «Assessing Mombasa’s Credentials as a Battleground in Kenya’s War on Terror »