Category Archives: Terrorism

Chemical Weapons Convention

  THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC’S USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS & THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION by Janet Munro-Nelson Posted:  25 September 2014 (Download PDF) Dulce Et Decorum Est …Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!  — An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
 But someone still was yelling out and stumbling, And flound’ring like a […]

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Fear vs. radiation

Fear vs. radiation: The mismatch* by David Ropeik Posted December 2013  *This Opinion piece as printed here appeared in the International New York Times on 22 October 2013 (Download PDF) Cambridge, Massachusetts  It has been more two and a half years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began to unfold, and still the world watches events […]

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“Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (Draft)”

“Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (Draft)”.     Prepared by the International Group of Experts at the Invitation of The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.     General Editor: Michael N. Schmitt   View The Paper Here  

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A REVIEW OF THE U.S. MILITARY COMMISSIONS

A REVIEW OF THE U.S. MILITARY COMMISSIONS The History, Developments and Changes since 2001 by Janet Munro-Nelson (Download pdf)

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Terrorism and Human Rights

by Conor Gearty *Originally published in the journal, “Government and Opposition” Volume 42, No. 3 Summer 2007, p.340-362 (Download pdf) THE PURPOSE OF THIS ESSAY IS TO CONSIDER THE IMPACT ON HUMAN rights of the recent rise in the importance attached to, and the perceived danger arising from, violent acts of terrorism. By ‘human rights’ […]

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The ‘War on Terror’: Do the Rules Need Changing?

by Professor Charles Garraway Chatham House September 2006 Posted: THE BEACON – April 2009 (Download pdf) INTRODUCTION The National Defense Strategy of the United States opens with the sentence ‘America is a nation at war’.  It goes on to say that: ‘Today’s war is against terrorist extremist networks including their state and non-state supporters.’ This […]

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Terrorism & Morality

Understanding the Language of Terrorism* by Conor Gearty *From, Essays on Human Rights and Terrorism: Comparative Approaches to Civil Liberties in Asia, the EU and North America by Conor Gearty (Cameron May) 2008. (Download pdf) Any analysis of the relationship between terrorism and morality must start with careful consideration of what is meant by ‘terrorism’. […]

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