Introduction Last week, we see yet another violent manifestation of Russia as a deteriorating state in the Nalchik Raid; Nalchik is the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, about 870 miles south of Moscow. Unlike in Beslan or the Moscow Threatre, this time...

Iraq takes another big step

Everyone has this topic covered, so I decided to post this one picture from Iraq The Model’s web site: “Father and son, post voting.” Links to check out: Winds Of Change - “The referendum: the beginning of the end” Oxblog - “WaPo VS....
One of my first few postings (here and here)were about a recent spat between the US control over ICANN and pressure from the EU and UN (most vocally Brazil, Iran, China and Saudi Arabia) to bring control of ICANN,...
As you can tell from my postings, John Robb at the Global Guerillas Blog is one of my favourite analyst when it comes to fourth generation war and views on the war in Iraq. Today, Robb writes an excellent...

Everything is a Network

Back in 2001, John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt at RAND wrote a monograph entitled “Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy” wrote on the future wave of conflict and organization around the concept of “Netwar”: What distinguishes...
The threat of Islamofacism (using Christopher Hitckins’s term) is what appears on the new everyday. Most recently, we’ve seen the arrests in France over bombing plots against the Metro and the terror alert in New York City. While the...
Recently Fitzgerald at Jihad Watch criticized the short comings of the term “Clash of Civilizations” to describe the “Global War on Terror”, offering the alternative view that “truthful description of the conflict as one motivated by a belief-system, the...
“Information wants to be free” was the mantra of the dot-com days, the days when Wired Magazine saw the Internet as the gateway to transcendence. But now, the currently unfettered nature of the Internet is at stake. Through the creation...

Hello World!

Welcome to Strategy Unit. While there are many blogs covering the global issue of terrorism, I started this blog to attempt to deepen the discussion of international and domestic affairs beyond terrorism to the host of global, regional and...