Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards is Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute. Prior to RUSI he was a Research Leader at the RAND Corporation focusing on Defence and Security where he conducted research and analysis on a broad range of subject areas including: the evaluation and implementation of counter-violent extremism programmes in Europe and Africa, UK cyber strategy, European emergency management, and the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation. He has undertaken fieldwork in Iraq, Somalia, and the wider Horn of Africa region.

No hero

From today’s FT: Having violated his secrecy contracts, Mr Snowden has broken serious laws and should face the music. What he disclosed to The Guardian and...

Generation Change

Over on his Middle East Blog , Marc Lynch asks whether the Iraq war will change how scholars study the Middle East. It's a question he has been pondering for...

Polls apart

Interesting. 55 per cent of Chatham House members (and, one assumes, visitors to the website) believe the conflict in Afghanistan will become 'another Vietnam'.

Great Expectations

Andrew Mitchell, Shadow International Development Secretary on BBC News earlier : We will have a national security council under a Conservative government...

The green shoots of reform?

Following on from Alex's post on DFID's new white paper , the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will be kicking off a root and branch review of...

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