Murrinations

As predicted, Crimea will now be de facto annexed, whilst the world should expect Putin's next step will be to orchestrate a similar referendum for eastern Ukraine to join Russia.

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13. Can a war be fought too long to have a negotiated settlement?.'

Wars are like forest fires, which only burn themselves out when they run out of fuel.… Read more.

Today I continue my review of Nails Ferguson's misconceptions.

9. 'Britain’s involvement in the war caused mobility to give way to… Read more.

I am firmly of the belief that history is to be studied in order to  understand the essence of man’s collective social decisions so that we can learn vital… Read more.

So Putin has rather predictably called Obama's bluff, having made the correct assessment that Obama is a man of straw, and deployed his armed forces into the… Read more.

Putin’s vision of rebuilding the USSR is one he holds very strongly and one that he has worked hard to craft since his arrival in power. His campaign has accelerated… Read more.

On August 29th 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and its resultant storm surge breached the neglected  flood defences in 50 places. Two days later 80% of the… Read more.

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at last week’s Davos conference warned of the similarity between the current situation of the Chinese rise of military power to… Read more.

Put simply, the sun's radiation speads out through the solar system and then interacts with the earth's atmosphere to warm our planet's surface and oceans. While the… Read more.