Pola Zafra-Davis

Pola Zafra-Davis (BA, MSc, PhD) is the Community Manager at Defence IQ.  She writes on the themes of defence, as well as advancements in artificial intelligence. Her research in politics has earned her a nomination from the Political Studies Association for the Sir Ernest Barker Prize in Political Theory.  She is a member of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA).  Pola has taught courses in war studies, political science and political philosophy at University College London and Aberystwyth University.


Pola holds a PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University, an MSc in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in European Social and Political Studies from University College London.

Brian Lihani, Chief of the Radar Warning Branch at NORAD HQ, explains how a “system-of-systems” approach is helping NORAD to patrol the skies and "outpace the threat"....Full Article »
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Tensions are rising between Kosovo and Western allies as Pristina persists to unilaterally create a standing army for Kosovo. As of the 15th of March, the latest statements by 'The Quint'  (USA, UK,  German, French, and Italian representatives in the Kosovan capital), have taken a more hard-line stance towards Kosovo President...Full Article »
Comments on the US’s conditional commitment to NATO by Def. Secretary General Jim Mattis, in spite of later reassurances from himself and VP Mike Pence, have been met with strong reaction by European leaders. Responses so far have ranged from agreement and support from the UK’s Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, to the steadfast resolve of...Full Article »
The aftermath of the Bastille Day Attack, where a Tunisian Lorry driver ploughed into a crowded celebration in Nice is the latest incident in Europe claimed by Daesh and the third to occur in France within 1.5 years. The driver appeared to have been radicalised very quickly with no prior religious proclivity. Radical Islam preys on the vulnerable...Full Article »