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Risk Management is an often simple, yet intricate process (Image credit: nTaskMaster)

The management of risk is an integral practise that is equally as relevant and vital to organisations of varying size, stature and sector across the world. Risk management provides the foundation for organisations to navigate an increasingly volatile business climate, accounting for potential disruptions or opportunities to shape the directions/routes businesses choose to take (Jeynes 2012). This practise is governed by unique principles that individually contribute to the maintenance of successful risk management. This essay will discuss the importance of five different principles of risk management, analysing examples of the impact of each approach in ensuring organisations remain vigilant in their evaluation of risk. …


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Pacifism is renowned as an ideological position that has challenged scholars and decision-making politicians alike since the conception and utilisation of war (Cady 2010). The underlying nature of war that pacifism opposes is reflected in its definition by Clausewitz (1874) — war is politics by other means. This essay will discuss the concept of war in line with this understanding — the exercising of violence through the medium of conflict to achieve a political ambition. There are many sub-sectors within the ideological perspective of pacifism, all with varying viewpoints regarding the moral applicability of the taking of lives and the exercising of war. …


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Image Source: Good Times

The date is March 1, 2010. Ms Brenda Parke, a 60-year-old retiree, awakens to find that her partner Bradford Cole, whom she met on ‘Match.com’, has messaged to say his daughter has been injured in a hit and run crash whilst abroad. This injury amounted to almost £10,000 in hospital fees, an amount so insurmountable that Bradford supposedly could not even withdraw a loan to save her. Feeling in a position of responsibility, Ms. Parke sent Bradford the money for the alleged incident, believing herself to be the saviour of her partner’s young daughter. Only this daughter did not exist. The successful Danish businessman she formed a relationship with was rather a cyber-criminal weaving an intricate web of online romance fraud — a crime defined as an incident in which the intended victim is befriended on the Internet and eventually convinced to assist their new love financially by sending them money for a variety of emotive reasons (Home Office 2015) (Action Fraud 2010). The rise of the internet has provided criminals with a new platform in which to identify and target vulnerable victims, whilst also granting them the ability to create new virtual identities to avoid detection (Miller 2017). …


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Source: The Guardian

States across the West allocate significant human, military and capital resources every year in the hope of protecting their citizens from terrorism — a term that policy-makers frame as originating from radical Islamic organisations such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS (Martin et al 2007). Post 9/11, however, far-right terror attacks have claimed the lives of more innocent victims than that of jihadist attacks across America (Bergen 2019). The far-right is defined as those of the extreme right wing that tend to possess neo-fascist understandings of race and society (Muddle 2019). This phenomenon has spread from America across the globe, reaching the shores of New Zealand in the March of 2019. Despite the similarities in the motivations of the attackers and the attacks themselves, what differs substantially is how the establishments of New Zealand and the United States responded policy-wise to these attacks. …


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Source: Business Insider

At exactly 8:15 AM (Japanese time) on 6 August 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated above Hiroshima; a clean, noiseless flash that would pave the way for an anarchic redefinition of power across the liberal international order and a subsequent global rush of states seeking to develop their own nuclear arsenal (Hersey 2019). States’ development of nuclear weapons has brought with it the potential for a new type of threat to a state — nuclear war, an ever-present threat discussed by scholars and policymakers alike. Whilst the number of technologically midlevel states that have acquired nuclear weapons has grown over the last twenty years, the nuclear threat has not developed alongside it in the same manner. Nuclear strikes have been threatened consistently as a means to prevent foreign intervention and protect the vital interests of a state as witnessed prior to the last two decades. …

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Nick Frost

Postgraduate of MSc International Security and Risk I Enthusiast of Counter-Terrorism, Policy, and International Security I

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