Modern Security Culture (MSC) is an online journal published by the New Security Foundation. It is founded in response to the ancient question: ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’ ‘Who is to guard the guardians themselves?’ Our answer is: We are.
The first question is whether anything can still be kept secret; the second is whether, ultimately, “security” can still be imposed, and the third is whether, if the answer to either or both of the first two is “no” or even just “maybe”, what can be done about it?
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 …..
Higher Education in Egypt is now faced with taking into account the one element which has always been its raison d’etre but that it has failed to recognize – at least since 1952 – and effectively neutered: the student body….What is needed is a monumental change of mentality.
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 …..
After the Arab Spring, education reform is key to political development, and in Egypt, says Leslie Croxford, the values of a British higher education resonate with the aspirations of Tahrir Square’s protesters. This article will focus on the creation of new universities in foreign settings. This might mean that those creating the university come from …..
Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado considers the relationship between multiculturalism, modernity and security. Multiculturalism has failed. So say a British Prime Minister, a German Chancellor, and politicians, academics, and journalists, in Europe, America and elsewhere. For such politicians, multiculturalism threatens security. It leads to alien enclaves; no-go zones where the law of the land is …..
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 …..