Global Security

The Boston Attacks and Possible Scenarios

Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:54 Published Date
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By Marianna Karakoulaki, Junior Scholar, Strategy International.*

On April 15th two bombings during the Boston Marathon shook the USA and the whole world. At the moment of writing there are three confirmed dead, including an 8-year old boy, and more than 130 injured while according to the Boston Globe 30 of them were transferred ‘under code red’ which means life threatening injuries. Additionally, at the moment no one has assumed responsibility for the attacks. Yet the scenarios about possible perpetrators are spreading. Many people active on social media quickly said that the attacks were another attack on American soil by Islamist organisations. The American government and other officials have yet to give an official statement about the perpetrators of the attack. Although there are statements that they are considering it a terrorist attack, Barack Obama avoided to mention this in his statement and said:

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Iran's Private Potential Negative Future Consequences

Created on Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:26 Published Date
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Due to the developing world’s increasing dependence on technology intertwined with the complexity and interconnectedness of nations, cybersecurity[1] has become a major modern weak point throughout the world.[2]  As a response to cyber vulnerability, Iran has chosen to implement a private network. Iran’s private network will be discussed to illustrate some negative future consequences that have resulted from its implementation.

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The Centrifuge that is Bosnia

Created on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 16:17 Published Date
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While the United States understandably focuses on the Middle East and Central Asia, democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, once considered a rare transatlantic success story, is in danger of unraveling.

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