Is Blue Planet just green propaganda?

Documentaries are becoming a common platform of persuasion to convey world issues. Grierson defines a documentary as “a creative treatment of actuality.” Studies show documentaries to convey truths, albeit subjective truths. However, this degree of subjectivity questions the legitimacy of the message being presented in the documentary.  Blue Planet, labelled a technical triumph, comes packaged with a … Continue reading Is Blue Planet just green propaganda?

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The ethical considerations behind the weaponisation of container ships

The weaponisation of ships is by no means a recent development. From a young age it is easy to become engaged with weaponised activity practised by large ships. Childhood fiction, including Peter Pan and the fantasy swashbuckler series that has aired on a global platform ‘The pirates of the Caribbean’, portrays the weaponisation of pirate ships. However, … Continue reading The ethical considerations behind the weaponisation of container ships

Underwater drone warfare: a new battlefield

Today, there is an increased emphasis on underwater warfare, with the US and Russia investing in powerful unmanned platforms. Drones are becoming progressively integral to military operations. They minimise military casualties as a drone acts as an assemblage, with a distanced team of operatives controlling its movement. Singer describes this innovative shift to drone warfare as ‘robotics … Continue reading Underwater drone warfare: a new battlefield

Gibraltarian waters: “a safe haven for drug traffickers”

The territorial sea encapsulates everything from the baseline to a distance stretching no greater than twelve nautical miles. Coastal states hold sovereignty and jurisdiction over the territorial sea. These rights not only exist on the surface but also extend to the seabed and subsoil, as well as vertical airspace. The territorial contestation over the Gibraltarian sea has stemmed … Continue reading Gibraltarian waters: “a safe haven for drug traffickers”