Cultural Autonomy in Britain Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado Let me analyse and define the terms of our agenda. ‘The purpose of the conference is to examine the nature of the balance between the cultural autonomy of ethnic, religious and other minority groups and their responsibility to the state or community within which they …..
Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado How do one’s cultural identity and interests relate to each other in the context of defence and security? Can cultural identity and interests conflict? Does such conflict harm one’s defence and security? Does its resolution involve adapting one’s culture? In addressing these questions, I hope I can assume acquaintance, …..
A Theory of Culture, Learning, Teaching, Defence and Security Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado What is the relationship among culture, learning, teaching, defence and security, and how can understanding it enhance our security? This question has two parts: theoretical and practical. Its first part is theoretical. To answer it, one must relate learning to teaching, …..
Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado The ongoing conflict in Ukraine, like that in Georgia some years ago, and ex-Yugoslavia before that, has made people wonder if the Cold War has resumed. There is a sense in which the Cold War never ended. The Cold War, ostensibly a struggle between communism and capitalism, was just one …..
‘In order for everything to stay the same, everything must change.’ What does this famous phrase coined in the 20th century mean in the context of the 21st?
Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado In an article in New Security Learning, 5, entitled ‘We are the children of modernity’, I argue that the culture which we in the NSL forum seek to develop and defend is that of modernity. Modernity is there defined as a set of secular rationalist assumptions, values and principles, originally …..
2013 will be remembered as the year when the world woke up to the dramatic changes occurring in the world of security in the internet age. The Snowden revelations have exposed the highest level of online espionage and the vulnerability of online data to attack. The latest leaks, published in German newspaper Der Spiegel, allege that …..
As Wikileaks continued to release yet more confidential US Embassy cables, participants in Security and Defence Learning 2010 and a special plenary session of OEB were convinced that information and information systems will be the most important battlefields of the future. In two sessions on ‘future conflict learning,’ participants were invited by speakers including Chris …..