UK Drugs Policy: A Better Way?

For over fifty years now the UK has been losing a war that should have never been declared in the first place. A war in which countless lives have been turned upside down and thousands of people across the world have had to suffer. A war that not only could never be won but also indirectly hands control of one of the biggest and most profitable markets on the planet to violent criminals.

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AI and Cyber Warfare: Can Machine Learning Protect Our National Security?

As cyber warfare ratchets up across the globe, how can we be sure our national security network is up to the challenge? Human beings cannot always detect anomalous patterns in security data and it is for this reason why more and more cyber security firms are looking to artificial intelligence to provide the solutions to … Continue reading AI and Cyber Warfare: Can Machine Learning Protect Our National Security?

Weapons manufactured to fight Manufactured wars

Are We Manufacturing Weapons to Fight Wars or Manufacturing Wars to Sell Weapons?

Terrorism, it would seem, is everywhere right now. The threat of terrorism is something many of us have had to live with for a long time, and, despite various wars, bombing campaigns and military interventions, we’ve had little success in quelling these forces of terror. But what role do we play in their perpetuation? Are … Continue reading Are We Manufacturing Weapons to Fight Wars or Manufacturing Wars to Sell Weapons?

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SERCO: The Dark Underbelly of Government Contracting

As much as they may like to give off the impression they can, we all know our government can’t do everything itself. Often what will happen is governments will contract private companies and corporations to deal with certain things for them. Take the IT company, Hewlett-Packard, for example. In 2013, they took in over £1.6 … Continue reading SERCO: The Dark Underbelly of Government Contracting

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Drones: Killing Our Empathy?

Whether you agree with the use of armed military drones or not, it is hard to escape the reality that these machines are becoming a more and more popular deadly accessory to the armed forces of the world. China, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Russia, Turkey, the US and the UK all have their own drone programmes and all but Iran posses “heavy” drones such as the MQ-9 Reaper or MQ-1B Predator. These are the ones capable of firing those nifty Hellfire missiles in order to obliterate anything or anyone within its blast radius.