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A Ukrainian soldier attending a cyber security seminar
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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cyber and Information Warfare in a Regional Context

17 Oct 2014 Security Watch

What lessons can we learn from Russia’s cyber and information campaigns against Ukraine? According to Tim Maurer and Scott Janz, we should expect them to become more integrated, especially in hybrid conflicts, and we need to face facts – Russia has only revealed the tip of the iceberg when it comes to its cyber capabilities. More on «The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cyber and Information Warfare in a Regional Context»


A fire rages in a protest tent as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, August 14, 2013, Courtesy of Flickr, Globovisión
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Pragmatic Disengagement and Islamic Democracy

17 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Neil Thompson is convinced that the West should not involve itself in those states where political Islam is a major force. As he sees it, religious groups should be left to expose their own shortcomings, which should then help revive the local spread of democracy in the Middle East. More on «Pragmatic Disengagement and Islamic Democracy»


Art of War by Sun Tzu
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Nothing New Under the Sun Tzu: Timeless Principles of the Operational Art of War

16 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Has the nature of war significantly changed over the past two millennia? Not according to Jacques Olivier. He believes that the fundamentals of organized violence are no different today than when Sun Tzu first described them in his classic “The Art of War.” More on «Nothing New Under the Sun Tzu: Timeless Principles of the Operational Art of War»