Center for Strategic Communication

Will China’s new law tackle terror?

Another piece of holiday writing, this time looking at China’s new counter-terrorism legislation and some of the preventative aspects that still may need to be worked on. It was published by the BBC both in Chinese and English and I have posted both below. Another...

How vulnerable is Europe to Paris-style attacks?

Still catching up after a busy week. This a short piece for the BBC on how vulnerable Europe is to attacks like that we saw last Friday. The point here is not to say it is impossible, but to try to keep things in perspective. How vulnerable is Europe to Paris-style...

Urumqi Attack

Another piece that was published in Chinese this week, this time for BBC 中文 about the incident in Urumqi this past week as Xi Jinping was finishing up his tour of the province. I have re-published the Chinese at the top and the English version below. I did a few...

The People’s Right to Know

By Patricia H. Kushlis The U.S. government just embarked upon its newest international media adventure.  No, I don’t mean via Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, You-Tube, webpages or other bits of the social media.  That’s old news. The State Department, Embassies abroad...

Viewpoints: How should radicalisation be tackled?

A very brief piece for the BBC as part of a group of pieces they commissioned about radicalisation and what to do about it in the wake of last week’s incident in Woolwich. It was longer, but got shrunk, and I owe colleagues at RUSI a debt for helping keep it focused....