practical skills and applied knowledge in Security, defense, and risk management


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risk management

A Berkeley expert assesses personal security in on-edge America, 15 June 2016

The 6.5 Ts: Rationalising security and risk management strategies, March 2015

MH17: ​Ground threats to airliners, 19 July 2014

How can we better manage the risks of acquiring expensive technologies like IT? 12 February 2014

The many vectors by which somebody could obtain your private information, 20 January 2014

Managing "insider threats", 6 January 2014

How to get started in managing operational risks, 9 December 2013

Whom to audit? Whose security and risk management should you be auditing? 25 November 2013

What's the difference between a hazard and a threat? 11 November 2013

Risk analysis or risk assessment? Solving contradictory language and practices, 4 November 2013

Strategies for managing risk and security, 28 October 2013

Counter-terrorism & HOmEland Security

London Heathrow: lax, lazy, and self-satisfied, 15 April 2019

The myths of right-wing terrorism, 17 March 2019

International cyber strategy and coercion, 19 October 2018

Cyber threats to nuclear weapons, 30 July 2018

Why not stop-and-search?, 3 April 2018

Theresa May falls short on response to Russian state-terrorism, 14 March 2018

Counter-terrorism needs to recognize the complexity of newest terrorism, 16 January 2018

Countering violent extremism needs to shift from community engagement to law enforcement, 19 July 2017

The government must get real about counter-terrorism strategy, 7 July 2017

The newest terrorism: Why terrorism is getting riskier, 28 June 2017

Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets better, 21 June 2017

Nieuwe terroristen zijn veel ideologischer en moordlustiger, 12 June 2017

Manchester: The newest terrorism, and the future of terrorism, 24 May 2017

Defeating the Islamic State in the fifth dimension, 16 September 2016

The European Union is NOT good for British security, 12 March 2016

Surviving new terrorist attacks in 10 steps, 18 November 2015

Terrorism in Paris: Hard lessons for soft borders, 14 November 2015

How to defeat ISIS (and why it probably won't happen), 2 March 2015

What should Britain do about its Jihadists? 28 August 2014

The Boston bombers fit the American Jihadi profile, 30 April 2013

A newer strategy against newer terrorism, 27 June 2012

American suicide terrorism, 21 February 2012

From extrajudicial killing to judicial prosecution, 13 February 2012

Suicide terrorism is inevitable in the US, experts say, 18 July 2005

intelligence & counterintelligence

Artificial intelligence and war, 20 July 2018

Europe versus Russia: Unity before security, 26 March 2018

Theresa May falls short in her response to Russian state-terrorism, 14 March 2018

Insider threats, 6 January 2014

Five misconceptions about US cyber espionage, 5 November 2013


Brexit is now a fight against British authoritarianism too, 22 April 2019

Brexit is lost in Remainers' false choices, 5 April 2019

Please go, Mrs. May: Five ways in which you must leave, 4 April 2019

Parliament's soft Brexits are slippery slopes to Remain, 2 April 2019

Purgatory here we come, 31 March 2019

Prejudicial reporting of the Brexit Day that never was, 30 March 2019

May's Withdrawal Agreement: Third time wrong, 29 March 2019

Parliament's Brexit: What it means and what happens next, 28 March 2019

Brexit delay covers up unlawful unreadiness, 27 March 2019

Theresa May has moved beyond dishonesty to despotism, 25 March 2019

Trading May for her deal makes no sense, 24 March 2019

Brexit now is better than later or never, 24 March 2019

Elite ignores Brexit law, 23 March 2019

Brexit's four-way blame game, 22 March 2019

Call May's bluff, Brexiteers, 22 March 2019

Understanding the latest Brexit double-speak, 22 March 2019

Theresa May is not offering a "deal", 18 March 2019

Scaredy-cat Parliament can't learn Brexit, 15 March 2019

Theresa May degrades executive government, 13 March 2019

The shameful truth about May's backstop "deal", 12 March 2019

Theresa May's crimes against Brexit reality, 10 March 2019

Remainers cause and exploit Brexit unreadiness, 1 March 2019

May's no-leave, no-deal Brexit, 25 February 2019

May's disingenuous Brexit reboot, 17 February 2019

Trump's bi-polar State of the Union explained, 6 February 2019

Hypocrisies of the Brexit backstop, 1 February 2019

Putinism and EU federalism: What's the difference? 25 January 2019

Wrong Brexit rejected for wrong reasons, 16 January 2019

Myths of Brexit: The Uncivil War, 11 January 2019

Projects Fear, Fable, and Fig-leaf, 4 January 2019

Explaining May's Brexit betrayal in 1,000 words, 7 December 2018

Spotting the fakery in Theresa May's Brexit pledges, 30 November 2018

May's greatest delusion: ending EU jurisdiction, 20 November 2018

May's spin of her Brexit is dishonest, 17 November 2018

Fake Brexit predicts never Brexit, 14 November 2018

Theresa May's Brexit betrayal will end in ten years' oblivion for the Conservative Party, 31 October 2018

Theresa May's hypocrisy on critical discourse, while refusing arguments about Chequers, 5 October 2018

Inside Remain's dissonant and dishonest echo-chamber, 28 September 2018

Chequers won support for wrong reasons, 21 September 2018

Clean Brexit: Why Leaving the EU still Makes Sense, 9 September 2018

Britain's furtive defence integration with the EU, 17 August 2018

Why is Britain's elite failing at Brexit? 16 July 2018

Theresa May's Brexit promises are improbable to impossible, 13 July 2018

Theresa May's Brexit proposal is both soft and dishonest, 7 July 2018

Up close and personal with a farcical Brexit debate, 2 July 2018

My interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit and leadership, 1 July 2018

Tony Blair's five absurdities of immigration, 29 June 2018

European integrationists and social justice warriors, 22 June 2018

Save Britain from Brexit quackery, 15 June 2018

Bluffer's Guide to Brexit, 12 June 2018

Britain's increasing childishness on Brexit, 8 June 2018

George Soros is dishonest and delusional, 1 June 2018

Brexit, Remainers, and Hypocritical Subversion, 26 May 2018

Brexit means Brexit? Not in this Parliament, 18 May 2018

Why can't Theresa May learn from her mistakes? 11 May 2018

What the local elections really mean for Brexit, 8 May 2018

Rudd takes the fall for May's incompetence, 1 May 2018

Britain's immigration contradiction: between political promise and policy change, 22 April 2018

Why don't Remainers campaign for a reformed EU? 15 April 2018

What is the argument for a second Brexit referendum?, 8 April 2018

Britain's counter-productive and wasteful foreign aid, 7 April 2018

Forget the spin of victory, the latest Britain-EU interim deal defers or ignores most issues, 3 April 2018

Europe versus Russia: Unity before Security, 25 March 2018

Brexit Transition Deal: Conservatives rally around the flag, Remainers are left as the only critics, 24 March 2018

The Guardian's Brexit hypocrisy, 22 March 2018

Brexit procrastination predicts capitulation, 18 March 2018

Theresa May falls short in her response to Russian state-terrorism, 14 March 2018

Theresa May will be the death of the Conservative Party, 11 March 2018

Britain still needs a post-Brexit trade policy, nearly two years after referendum, 10 March 2018

May's new speech on Brexit is uselessly contradictory, 4 March 2018

The Guardian newspaper is hypocritically stupid on Brexit, 28 February 2018

Theresa May plays wag the dog on European security, 22 February 2018

Britain doesn't need a new EU security agreement, whatever Theresa May and EUROPOL pretend, 18 February 2018

The five myths about Brexit's "hard borders," 12 February 2018

Brexit versus fascism, 5 February 2018

Immigration is a national choice not an international law, 1 February 2018

Leave now and give us certainty on Brexit!, 29 January 2018

Theresa May is a modern day Neville Chamberlain, 22 Jenuary 2018

Brexit is a repudiation of left-wing populism, not a right-wing populist conspiracy, 15 January 2018

Tony Blair's arguments abuse logic and evidence in favor of pathos, 8 January 2018 

Adonis' barmy Brexit-bashing is partly the fault of the government's contradictory policy, 31 December 2017

Downing Street is scuppering its own negotiating position by failing to extol the virtues of Brexit, 27 December 2017

May's disingenuous Brexit vision, 16 December 2017

Theresa May's Brexit doesn't mean Brexit: We're not sovereign, still paying, more uncertain, less stable, 16 December 2017

Without reform, the EU is too unstable to be worth £40 billion, 22 November 2017 

Brexit and instability, 28 January 2017

Could the Brexit unite Ireland? 19 July 2016

Britain will leave the EU: What else is predictable? 24 June 2016

Americans would choose Brexit, 19 June 2016

The European Union is NOT good for British security, 12 March 2016

​How to defeat ISIS (and why it probably won't happen), 2 March 2015

Churchill as war leader: Myths and realities, 5 February 2014

The withering of a once special relationship, 17 August 2010

Democracy's war problem, 18 November 2009 


Europe's crisis, America's lessons, 24 February 2012

Failed Britain's uncomfortable lessons for American finances, 14 February 2012


"Independent" "blame-less" healthcare: British government still fails at managing health risks, 28 November 2017

Exposed! The PHSO's secret attempts to spin out of my criticisms, 20 November 2017

The Key Problem with the NHS is not money or culture, it's accountability, 13 August 2017

British Health Department must handle complaints over healthcare, 6 April 2015

Unaccountability is bad for healthcare and democracy 31 March 2015

The NHS is unregulated, and patients practically carry all the risks, 3 July 2014

The incestuous, unjust, and ineffective regulation of British healthcare, 27 September 2013

Is the British healthcare a model for the US? Current scandals suggest not, 7 September 2013


Critical conservatism versus educated liberalism, 20 October 2017

"Sense About Science" is an agenda-drive partisan lobbyist pretending to advocate for science, 26 October 2016

The Campaign for Real Social Science, 28 August 2015

What Rolling Stone magazine should learn from social science, 11 April 2015

Declining standards in British education, 16 July 2012

Game On: Does digital training encourage trigger-happy cowboys? 4 February 2012

Choosing the right experiential training, 1 January 2008.


The myths of "no fault" divorce, 10 April 2019

What sort of democracy is this? 2 April 2019

Britain's new anti-independence group, 21 February 2019

Trump's bi-polar State of the Union explained, 6 February 2019

Conservative Party must save itself - by splitting, 21 December 2018

Theresa May should go, have gone already, never been chosen, 12 December 2018

Theresa May is taking Conservative Party into 10 years of oblivion, 31 October 2018

Theresa May's hypocrisy on left-wing discourse, 5 October 2018

Is democracy failing? 21 August 2018

What conservatives can learn from Jeremy Corbyn, 10 August 2018

My interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP, 1 July 2018

Why can't Theresa May learn from her mistakes? 11 May 2018

Rudd takes the fall for May's incompetence, 1 May 2018

Theresa May will be the death of the Conservative Party, 11 March 2018

Theresa May is a modern day Neville Chamberlain, 22 January 2018

Critical conservatism versus educated liberalism, 20 October 2017

When "PROTEST! is wrong: UC Berkeley's hypocrisy on free speech, learning, democracy, & safety, 2 February 2017

Stop blaming "populism" for everything, 11 December 2016

Is Britain heading back to the 1970s? 5 May 2015

Britain needs more accountability, 4 May 2014

If you find yourself agreeing with UKIP's policies, are you racist? 29 April 2015

Great British reforms under great international attention, 12 July 2012

Society, Culture, & media

The Guardian newspaper sees racism everywhere - because it's prejudiced, 4 December 2018

Diversity ruins the media, 16 November 2018

Truth is first casualty of BBC Blitz, 8 August 2018

BBC History is socialist fiction, 6 August 2018

The Guardian newspaper is hypocritically stupid on Brexit, 28 February 2018

Another BBC report whitewashes the BBC's mishandling of science, 10 August 2016

The news media triumph again, 21 April 2015

Despite scandals, news media accountability is missing from Britain's national election, 17 April 2015

What Rolling Stone magazine should learn from social science, 11 April 2015​