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An Unnatural Peace

In Shakespeare’s Henry V, which reaches its denouement with the victory of King Hal and the English “happy few” over the mighty French Army at Agincourt (the 600th anniversary of which was celebrated only a few days ago), the final scenes … Continue reading

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The Wrong Side of History

“The strong condemnation that Russian has received around the world indicates the degree to which Russia is on the wrong side of history” -Barack Obama “It was only a very small elite around Yeltsin who were buying [that the collapse … Continue reading

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Crimea: Russia’s Paramilitary Strategy and NATO’s Conundrum

With the referendum on Crimea having come and gone with a overwhelming margin for Russian Incorporation, the Ukraine Crisis has reached a definitive moment. As Russia moves for annexation, the world stands at the edge of a great dilemma. Will … Continue reading

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Putting Things in Putin’s Perspective

While the West and the star-dazzled take a break from fretting about world politics to bathe in the red-carpet elegance of the Academy Awards, we can all go into it with a very comforting thought. That thought is this:  “President Vladimir … Continue reading

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“Everything can collapse. Houses, bodies, and enemies collapse when their rhythm becomes deranged.” -Miyamoto Musashi Military adventure and military disaster are in many cases synonymous.  Great defeats abroad more often then not mark ebbs and flows in power in subsequent … Continue reading

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