The demographic trends in the UK and Europe support the 5 stages of empire projections discussed in Part I with a shrinking German population and marginal… Read more.

The impending vote by Scotland to secede from the union, coupled with the threat from radicalised terrorists returning from the Middle East, raises critical questions… Read more.

A regular topic in my blogs is the rise of China, a process that I have suggested that, like all other powers in a similar position on the empire cycle, is far from… Read more.

During August the Chinese have again in the fourth such incident this year aggressively intercepted a US intelligence gathering plane. The intercept itself is not the… Read more.

The challenge of the next decade is all too clear to a Student of History. On the one side are the groups or nations with expansive demographics such as the various… Read more.

It can be argued that humanity’s wars have up until the 19th century served to strengthen the leadership gene pool by favouring the strong over the weak. However, all… Read more.

Today, it's difficult to argue, with the wars in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, that we are any closer to transcending the need for wars than were our ancestors.… Read more.

The Middle East has once more grabbed our attention with the striking success of the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) who seek the establishment of a new… Read more.

When considering the history of mankind and the inventions that have propelled us to advance our societies, the concept of finance and money is rarely mentioned. It is… Read more.