Monthly Archives: May 2013

Military ‘cyborgs’

In 2006, researchers at Cornell University invented a new surgical procedure to implant artificial structures into insects during their metamorphic development. The first insect ‘cyborgs’, moths with integrated electronics in their thorax, were demonstrated by the same researchers and the … Continue reading

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Ungoverned space (2)

This report is the second of two parts adapted from the recent Small Arms Survery report ‘Policing the Periphery: opportunities and challenges for Kenya police reserves’. Many borders were created for political and administrative convenience by the colonial governments with … Continue reading

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Ungoverned space

This report is one of two adapted from the recent Small Arms Survery report ‘Policing the Periphery: opportunities and challenges for Kenya police reserves’). Commentators have noted the importance of considering not only failed or ungoverned states, but also spaces … Continue reading

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COIN and rhinos

Last December South African retired Major General Johan Jooste introduced his new role as czar of anti-poaching operations throughout the country’s 22 national parks (SANParks) with the words:’it is a fact that South Africa, a sovereign country, is under attack … Continue reading

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