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farzana-versey's picture
Apr.14.2014
To humanise violence is violence. Will drone operators sympathise with an artistic rendition in the form of a huge poster with a child's face placed in a field? What did the artists have in mind? What does #notabugsplat mean, literally and figuratively? Here: In military slang...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.13.2013
The international collaboration of NATO,  and its convoluted connections to world events, allow a lot of leeway in plotting a thriller. I wend my way from northern Canada to New York to Istanbul with barely a thought. I currently am leaving Gibraltar and am aiming for a climax in Hong Kong. It...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.29.2013
Excerpt from my manuscript The Bonner Prediction   That's how it goes:   General Bonner is going to allow this deflection. It is not his intent to make the young woman uncomfortable. Although retired and, indeed, on pension, he has kept abreast of the last two days in real time. He has...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.23.2013
Three days ago I saw a sleek warship in Halifax that looked like it came from a futuristic sci-fi movie. That thought actually crossed my mind, for Halifax is a city where many international movies are shot. Both Titanic and K-19 The Widowmaker were partially shot in Halifax. But, via serendipity...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.30.2011
They are not pets that can be domesticated with the clipping of claws and an offering of bone-shaped biscuits. If the British government thinks it can tame the Taliban with an incentive of a $150 monthly stipend, then it is not only fooling itself but also behaving in a characteristically cavalier...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Apr.27.2011
Eight NATO troops and a contractor, probably all Americans, according to the British press, were shot to death today by an Afghan pilot at the Kabul airport. These ghastly murders are made even worse by the fact that they won't be reported properly. They won't be brought into their rightful context...
ganesh1982's picture
Apr.10.2011
The recent Libya crisis has brought tremendous dramatic changes in Obama’s new geopolitical landscape. Though president Obama is an enthusiastic advocate of Washington’s superpower, but  he is struggling hard to stabilize his domestic policy in order to restore his lost popularity for a second term...
ganesh1982's picture
Apr.10.2011
The recent Libya crisis has brought tremendous dramatic changes in Obama’s new geopolitical landscape. Though president Obama is an enthusiastic advocate of Washington’s superpower, but  he is struggling hard to stabilize his domestic policy in order to restore his lost popularity for a second term...
john-braun's picture
May.25.2009
Last week, I began writing a Memorial Day blog. Back on Veterans' Day, I posted a blog and believe I said some really nice things, but while writing this one, I began to feel preachy. After all, I never served in the military, so while I understood the sacrifice that many soldiers made - that this...
edmund-jenks's picture
Apr.03.2009
When they arrived in Strasbourg, the president and first lady Michelle Obama were welcomed by Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Image Credit: Jason Reed of Reuters Obama Uses Guilt And Poor Reading In France Barack Obama refers to the Marshall Plan and slams the idea of the pursuit of...