Tag Archives: UK

Policy Brief no. 80: No important positive results of the major Iraqi offensive in Anbar, against ISIL

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At the end of almost 30 days since the start of a massive Iraqi military offensive in the Anbar province, against the ISIL forces, no really major results are visible, a recent text published by Al Jazeera is reporting. While the governmental actions are “showing few signs of progress”, open sources say that “ISIL still […]

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Policy Paper No.12: Falklands – a never-ending challenge


According to Mercopress, on December 3, 2014, “Argentine opposition lawmakers expressed concern about alleged logistic support from Brazil and Chile to British warships and other auxiliary vessels in the South Atlantic and demanded the government of President Cristina Fernández report to Congress on the matter.”[1] Lawmaker Juan Carlos Zabalza, who is a member of the […]

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News Alert No.93: British SAS wiped out several hundred ISIL fighters


Along the past two days [November 22 and November 23, 2014], Mail on Sunday published a piece of news describing, with some details, the way in which the notoriously effective British SAS (Special Air Service) is directly involved in fighting against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces in Iraq. According to the British newspaper, “SAS troops […]

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News Alert No.73: A twin-edged sword flying


Recently the University of Birmingham Policy Commission published their report, called ‘The Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK’[1]. The Commission, consisting of leading academics of the field, some of whom had extensive military and security experience[2] debated the role and importance of the drones or – as they are officially designated […]

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News Alert No.70: Shaping the public – the story of a 20-year long psy-op


Recently the British Ministry of Defence has declassified and released a report on the use of soap operas as an effective means to influence and shape the public opinion[1]. The report candidly and exhaustively describes the enormous efforts undertaken by BBC World Service in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the MoD and several […]

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