Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sniff of suspicion:2

In her analysis of ‘Stasiland’, Anna Funder reports visiting one room in the Stasi museum in Leipzig and seeing a cabinet containing glass jars. The woman who ran the museum explained that the jars were ‘smell samples’. The Stasi had … Continue reading

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Sniff of suspicion:1

‘In the endless warfare of contemporary political order in which the complicated cultural practices surrounding drugs, the social dynamics surrounding crime and the political tactics surrounding terrorism are reduced to an amorphous and ubiquitous ‘enemy’ of good order, police discretion … Continue reading

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Climate change security: 2

Adapted from ‘The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation’ (Environmental Change & Security Program Report Vol. 14, Issue 2). Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The risks and impacts of climate- change are difficult to envision … Continue reading

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Climate change security:1

(This is the Introduction to a new report ‘Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation’) Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change could threaten national security, another potentially dangerous—but counter-intuitive—dimension has been largely ignored. Could … Continue reading

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