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Bruce Jackson: the man who took NATO east NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
This is a piece I wrote in 2003 about Bruce Jackson, an American neo-con-banker-arms-dealer-spy, who did alot to help the eastern expansion of NATO in the 90s and noughties. I thought it might be of interest considering this week's conference on the...
Bruce Jackson: the man who took NATO east NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
This is a piece I wrote in 2003 about Bruce Jackson, an American neo-con-banker-arms-dealer-spy, who did alot to help the eastern expansion of NATO in the 90s and noughties. I thought it might be of interest considering this week's conference on the...
Environmentally friendly oil rigs? Well yes, Norway, but…. NEW
Global Dashboard 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
We are big fans of Norway here at GD. And look – in a bid to make oil production more environmentally friendly, the Norwegian parliament is hoping to force offshore oil rigs to use electrical power rather than burn gas … Continue reading...
Environmentally friendly oil rigs? Well yes, Norway, but…. NEW
Global Dashboard 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
We are big fans of Norway here at GD. And look – in a bid to make oil production more environmentally friendly, the Norwegian parliament is hoping to force offshore oil rigs to use electrical power rather than burn gas … Continue reading...
What’s wrong with Geneva? NEW
Global Dashboard 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The BBC website has a rather breathless piece about the joys of Geneva today, declaring that “a cosmopolitan city known for diplomacy (and watches), is now gathering steam as a business and corporate hub.”  It suggests that the city&...
What’s wrong with Geneva? NEW
Global Dashboard 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The BBC website has a rather breathless piece about the joys of Geneva today, declaring that “a cosmopolitan city known for diplomacy (and watches), is now gathering steam as a business and corporate hub.”  It suggests that the city&...
Playing with fire in the Ukraine NEW
Global Dashboard 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Back in 1989, William Lind was one of the team that first coined the term ‘fourth generation warfare’ – referring to low-intensity conflicts involving highly decentralised insurgency tactics, non-state combatants, and strong emphasi...
Playing with fire in the Ukraine NEW
Global Dashboard 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Back in 1989, William Lind was one of the team that first coined the term ‘fourth generation warfare’ – referring to low-intensity conflicts involving highly decentralised insurgency tactics, non-state combatants, and strong emphasi...
Responding to Russia NEW
Global Dashboard 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Latest of our #progressivedilemmas is on what we might expect from a future Labour Russia policy. Britain’s political class did not distinguish itself in its immediate response to the Crimean crisis. A zoom lens outside Downing S...
Responding to Russia NEW
Global Dashboard 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Latest of our #progressivedilemmas is on what we might expect from a future Labour Russia policy. Britain’s political class did not distinguish itself in its immediate response to the Crimean crisis. A zoom lens outside Downing S...
The gun-nuts ready to fight Obama’s Commie agenda need Commie ammunition NEW
Global Dashboard 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
So, it turns out that all those hard-right National Rifle Association libertarians preparing for guerrilla warfare against Obama’s socialist seizure of America need to get their ammo from… Vladimir Putin. American gun owners are gobbling...
The gun-nuts ready to fight Obama’s Commie agenda need Commie ammunition NEW
Global Dashboard 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
So, it turns out that all those hard-right National Rifle Association libertarians preparing for guerrilla warfare against Obama’s socialist seizure of America need to get their ammo from… Vladimir Putin. American gun owners are gobbling...
Going postal NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Dear reader, there is nothing make fun of here.  Nothing. 9 October World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. … Conti...
Going postal NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Dear reader, there is nothing make fun of here.  Nothing. 9 October World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. … Conti...
Last of the White Russians NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Occasionally an item of news reminds us of how transient most great political dramas are, and how quickly major crises come and go.  This is rather healthy: it puts us on notice that most of the issues we care about … Continue reading &ra...
Last of the White Russians NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Occasionally an item of news reminds us of how transient most great political dramas are, and how quickly major crises come and go.  This is rather healthy: it puts us on notice that most of the issues we care about … Continue reading &ra...
No apologies: the President of the UN General Assembly rocks with Bon Jovi NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 3 Months, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Vuk Jeremic, a former foreign minister of Serbia, is coming to the end of a year in the very important job of President of the UN General Assembly.  His tenure has been anything but dull.  He organized a concert which featured a Serbian cho...
The case for (continuing) counter-narcotics work in Afghanistan NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 3 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
There’s a bit of a debate currently about whether the Coalition in Afghanistan should continue to invest in counter-narcotics work in the country. The problem – as articulated by people on the ground is that much of the work has failed. O...
Miliband’s Three Big Europe Dilemmas NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
  Latest in our #progressivedilemmas series is now online – this time on the left and the European Union. You can see the introductory piece here.  ...
Taksim, Tayyip and Turkey – a balance sheet NEW
Global Dashboard 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 19 Minutes ago
  During my annual visits to Turkey over the past fifteen years, I have taken a great interest in the country’s development. My wife was born in the southern town of Iskenderun, and most of her relatives still live either there or in Izmir...