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Water diplomacy with Dr Naho Mirumachi
What is water diplomacy? Will Climate Change result in increased conflict over water access? And what should countries and organisations be doing to make sure the world be doing to make sure the world works together on water access? We speak to Dr Naho Mirumachi on World Water Day about Water Diplomacy. King's Water Hub - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/kings-water
In conversation about the war on drugs in Guatemala
Season 3, Ep. 12
With the mass incarceration of women quintupling in Guatemala as a result of the 'war on drugs', Gloriana Rodriguez Alvarez, PhD candidate and human rights advocate, asks how the country's policies and institutions perpetuate social prejudices and impact marginalised communities.In this episode, Gloriana speaks with David Mwambari, Lecturer in African Security and Leadership Studies at King’s African Leadership Centre, about her research, her time interviewing inmates in Guatemalan prisons and the importance of being an empathetic researcher.
The role of space in modern-day warfare
Season 3, Ep. 11
The invasion of Ukraine has shown how new technologies are now used alongside more traditional means of waging war. This episode, the second on the Changing Face of War, looks at how space has become an integral part of military and security operations today, how countries around the world and private individuals are expanding their activities into space, and how closely these are linked to what is happening on Earth.It also explores whether we need to put in safeguards now, how we can learn lessons from the past and why we should encourage international collaboration to ensure space doesn’t become dangerous overcrowded by satellites and space debris.The episode feature Dr Sophy Antrobus, Dr Mark Hilborne and Julia Balm, who are all based in the School of Security Studies in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.
How cyber operations, social media and artificial intelligence are changing warfare
Season 3, Ep. 10
In this episode Dr Tim Stevens and Dr Kenneth Payne, both based in the School of Security Studies in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London, explore the role of cyber operations, social media and artificial intelligence in modern warfare.They explain how our reliance on digital systems is creating new vulnerabilities, look at the ways that social media is broadening out conflicts today and explore whether cyber operations could ever be an alternative to sending in troops on the ground.And what about artificial intelligence or AI? what role is that already playing in modern-day warfare? Could it replace humans on the battlefield and will we have AI swarms or shoals roaming the skies or swimming through the oceans hunting down our enemies?This is the first of two episodes on the Changing Face of War. The second, due out later this month, will look at how space is now an integral part of modern warfare and defence and whether the world is ready for the challenges involved in moving into this new frontier.