Transformative Education As a Soft-Power Approach Against Extremism

This article was written by Pedro Lagonegro, a staff writer for Shield. He has more than 15 years of professional experience between the private and public sectors. He has worked for several different companies and NGOs, and has been an international civil servant of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Pedro recently completed an MA [...]

Book Review: “Secret Victory”

Northern Ireland and violence, whether criminal or political, remains a public issue. Dr William Matchett served with the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) for 30 years. He mainly worked in Special Branch, the RUC’s intelligence department. Matchett then became a police adviser in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other places. He adapted his doctoral thesis to write Secret Victory: The Intelligence War That Beat the IRA. It is available via the Secret Victory website as well as all good outlets.