What We’re Reading: ‘The Rage’ by Julia Ebner

Julia Ebner’s ‘The Rage’, provides an extremely interesting insight into the inner workings of Islamist and Far-Right extremist groups, and the mind of the extremist themselves. She combines on the ground experience of such groups, with an outside online and statistical view in order to gather a multi-dimensional perspective of how these groups work, bothContinue reading “What We’re Reading: ‘The Rage’ by Julia Ebner”

Keep Calm and Carry On

By Megan Harris At first I thought it was some sick joke, created by my colleague to wind me up as I was leaving our Parliamentary office early for the afternoon. I told him to not be so stupid and to stop playing games, but panting- he had just sprinted up three flights of stairs- he insistedContinue reading “Keep Calm and Carry On”

The Politics of Fear is everywhere – how can we stop it?

By Emma Temple If there is one thing that binds together humans, politically or otherwise, it is a resounding fear of the unknown. Fear is the ultimate mechanism for control and as such is a primary feature of the discourse both within international relations and domestic politics. To combat this requires a significant overhaul ofContinue reading “The Politics of Fear is everywhere – how can we stop it?”

Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century

 By Gavin Davies Although smart phones have revolutionized media access, for most people in the world it is still television networks that bring news of the world into their lives. However, T.V. news has had to compete with new technologies and entertainment, which created the conditions for an increased scope and style of news coverage.Continue reading “Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century”

“Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?

 Jennifer Amspacher Our modern society is becoming more and more dependent on information technology each day, and while this development may come with many positive effects, it also comes with many political and security complications.