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Complex Problem Solving

Impact of Utilitarianism

Potential difficulties in the application of utilitarian principles.

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Defence Policing

Spoilers and Saviours

Risks to community policing and the narrative of spoilers and saviours…

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Policing

Harry Lime Rides Again

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 […]

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Security Terrorism

Improvised Mortars – Counter IED Challenges

Counter IED challenges faced from improvised mortars. An assessment of the lethality of the improvised mortar and its use in terrorism in Northern Ireland.

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Security Terrorism

Aviation Security – Securing Regional Airports from Terrorism

Risk assessment of the threat from terrorism to regional airports, using Glasgow airport in Scotland as a hypothetical example. Aviation security and counter-terrorism.

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Security

Personal and Personnel Security, Kiev Ukraine

A personnel and personal protection risk assessment (worked example) based on a hypothetical consulting engagement with the Ukrainian government in Kiev.

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Security Terrorism

Transport Security and High Speed Rail Links in France

A security assessment of transport critical infrastructure and terrorism threats against high speed rail in France.

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Defence Innovation

MilTech and the Modernising Defence Programme

Evaluating the purpose and progress of the UK Modernising Defence Programme and opportunities for advancing the UK MilTech sector.

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Defence

Project Maven, Google and the power of conscientious objection

Project Maven, Google and the Pentagon – what next for Articial Intelligence, autonomous weapons systems, ethics and new wave conscientious objection.

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Smart Thinking

A Stoic view of creativity

A stoic perspective on writing, inspired by Seneca’s 7th epistle to Lucilius.