Potential difficulties in the application of utilitarian principles.
Risks to community policing and the narrative of spoilers and saviours…
Just before Christmas I re-watched Carol Reed’s film noir classic The Third Man, starring Orson Wells and Trevor Howard, set in post-war Vienna. Wells plays the character Harry Lime, a mercurial and morally despicable racketeer who profits from selling diluted black-market penicillin. Lime is notoriously insensitive to the damage this causes to children being treated […]
Counter IED challenges faced from improvised mortars. An assessment of the lethality of the improvised mortar and its use in terrorism in Northern Ireland.
Risk assessment of the threat from terrorism to regional airports, using Glasgow airport in Scotland as a hypothetical example. Aviation security and counter-terrorism.
A personnel and personal protection risk assessment (worked example) based on a hypothetical consulting engagement with the Ukrainian government in Kiev.
A security assessment of transport critical infrastructure and terrorism threats against high speed rail in France.
Evaluating the purpose and progress of the UK Modernising Defence Programme and opportunities for advancing the UK MilTech sector.
Project Maven, Google and the Pentagon – what next for Articial Intelligence, autonomous weapons systems, ethics and new wave conscientious objection.
A stoic perspective on writing, inspired by Seneca’s 7th epistle to Lucilius.