Cato Unbound / Thousand Nations


I have the great privilege of writing the lead essay in this month’s Cato Unbound: [Beyond Folk Activism]( Continue reading

IBRU State of Sovereignty: Day 1, Sessions


[Regimes for Managing Maritime Space, 1 April, Track 2 Session 1](

Maritime Policing: A Sea of Change? From the Exercise of Sovereignty over Maritime Space towards the Enforcement of the Global Oceans Legal Framework, Ms Patricia Jimenez Kwast, University of Oxford, UK

Enforcement/Policing of the Law of the Sea, not by ship owners, ports, etc. Broad topic, global philosophical aspects.

Policing Powers at Sea – Background & Legal Framework

Has a picture of a pirate flag! Continue reading

IBRU State of Sovereignty: Day 1, Plenary Session


I am currently at the University of Durham, where the [International Borders Research Unit]( (IBRU) is hosting their 20th anniversary conference on The [State of Sovereignty]( I will be blogging the material I find interesting, here is what I have for you from [the plenary program]( Continue reading



Joining the manifesto / strategy proposal tradition started by Vince, Dan B has written up his [proposal for BaseSteading]( While TSI of course has our own strategy (which will be released for comment quite soon), seasteading is a diverse movement and we are delighted to see other people working on their own approaches. Continue reading