From Reimagining Communities to Communities Reimagining

Author: Laura Zuber It is the 13th of April 2021 and the the call for writing a blog article on ‘Reimagining Communities’ for this year’s Security Studies conference reaches me in a vulnerable moment in my research process: six months into the PhD, I made the decision to change topic. Roughly, my original plan consisted of… Continue reading From Reimagining Communities to Communities Reimagining

Intelligence and Oversight in British Parliamentary Records

Author: Jan Camenzind Broomby For the purposes of my King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship I assisted both Professor Claudia Aradau (KCL War Studies) and Professor Tobias Blanke (KCL Digital Humanities) in their research on intelligence and oversight in the UK parliamentary archives, with a focus on how questions of accountability and scrutiny have been raised in regard… Continue reading Intelligence and Oversight in British Parliamentary Records

From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Author: Joseph Jarnecki On 17 October 2019, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) handed their report on Russian interference into the British democracy to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The ISC is a bipartisan committee mandated by the British Parliament to oversee the British intelligence services – replacing discussions with formal parliamentary procedures. Following significant delays… Continue reading From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Writing the Self, Writing as Care

Author: Lucy Thomas Like many others, I am sitting at a table that, a few months ago, was our kitchen table, but that I now understand as my desk. Clearing away others’ books, cups of water, bike locks and assorted personal effects, I settle into the chronically uncomfortable white plastic Ikea chair, trying to concentrate… Continue reading Writing the Self, Writing as Care

Solidarity in Military Courts: Crimean Tatars in Global History, Politics and Practices

Author: Alvina Hoffmann What kinds of transnational or global strategies can local activists mobilise for themselves to generate international attention and solidarity? This is a central question for many Crimean activists as they face criminalisation and incarceration of Crimean Tatar men in Crimea since its annexation by Russia on 18 March 2014. Based on the… Continue reading Solidarity in Military Courts: Crimean Tatars in Global History, Politics and Practices