Author Archives: timhayward

Conspiracy Theories and Epistemic Fluency: understanding the challenge

Conspiracy Theories have become an object of considerable academic research lately. Yet they present a particular conundrum for scholars. At present, there is a significant rift within the field of studies relating to conspiracy theories. Much of the most prominent … Continue reading

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The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW): critical questions

The Syria, Propaganda and Media Working Group has undertaken a detailed examination of the final report from the OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission on the alleged chemical attack in Douma on 7 April 2018. The resultant Briefing Note – by Paul McKeigue, … Continue reading

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‘Caesar’ evidence for atrocities in Syria: what does justice require?

The photos brought to public attention in January 2014 by the anonymous witness codenamed ‘Caesar’ show corpses, thousands in number, deceased from violent causes, some bearing signs of torture and many having suffered starvation and neglect.[1] The dead are said … Continue reading

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Where do the interests of democracy lie? Working Group responds to UK minister’s attack on critics of the “Integrity Initiative”

The Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media has published a response to the recent attack on the group by Sir Alan Duncan. This page is open for comments on that response. (A copy of the response follows.) Response to … Continue reading

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US Withdrawal from Syria: Postponing the Inevitable, By Peter Ford

Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Bahrain (1999–2003) and Syria (2003–2006), offers the following assessment.

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Briefing Note on the Integrity Initiative: comments and discussion

This page is for public comments and discussion relating to the Briefing Note on the Integrity Initiative, by Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Jake Mason, Piers Robinson, for the Working Group on Syria Propaganda and Media.

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Integrity: Grasping The Initiative

This post provides links to discussions of the Institute for Statecraft’s “Integrity Initiative”. As of April 2019 the links number 185.

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