In 2014-09-23 11:22 I wrote “A well-educated electorate allows the majority of voters to understand the logic behind complex arguments that they are expected to vote… Read more.

The five stages of Empire model for a democracy recognise that there are two fundamental drivers to the political forces within a society. On the one hand, the forces… Read more.

While millions follow on Twitter a proxy war in eastern Ukraine between Cold War nemeses, there is a bigger and far more serious fight that is well underway and… Read more.

The primary role of a nation’s leadership should be to ensure that its citizens remain secure from attack so that they can prosper in peace. This can only be achieved… Read more.

The West faces a long multi-decade struggle against the forces of the rise of the Middle East on two fronts: domestically and geopolitically.

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This group may yet play a critical role in the resolution of the regional civil war. Turkey is the prime example and in anticipation of its desire to lead the region… Read more.

The Jihadists first appeared back in 1923 in the form of the Muslim Brotherhood (who have now rejected violence). Today, we are aware of the most prominent of these… Read more.

This regional civil war has actually been going on for longer than we realise. However it has only come to our notice more recently since its expansion has threatened… Read more.

This is a somewhat misleading description of current events, which seemingly only has meaning in the Chinese culture where they view spring as a time when energy rises… Read more.