Watchmen for Russia

In Search of Greater Russia

It would be unwise to trust every word Putin says In an article entitled ‘Threat of future Russian aggression remains,’ (20-3-2014) the Financial Times leads by saying, “We do not want to divide Ukraine . . .declared Vladimir Putin in his triumphant speech to Russia’s... read more

Ukraine – timeline

Timeline of Ukraina – ‘The Borderlands’ When the West gets behind a cause or a region it is rarely entirely straightforward. Our ‘success’ rate in intervention is rarely entire satisfactory, to say the least. Think Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya . . . and now we... read more

Reflections on the crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in the Ukraine has developed on the shoulders of previous ones The former Formula 1 racing commentator Murray Walker once declared, ‘I’m a prophet:– I make predictions which are instantly unfulfilled!” Having considered in the last edition that the prospect... read more

The Propaganda War

In today’s largely laid back consciousness, the dangers of propaganda and the insidious rise of totalitarian aggression rarely enter people’s consciousness. Partly, that is because it requires a degree of political awareness that in a self-centred world is... read more

Prayer Shield for Ukraine

On one level and at best it has felt a bit like watching the Berlin Wall coming down, or Aung Sang becoming an MP in Myanma-Burma or Nelson Mandela being rehabilitated in South Africa and a country opening up. This is an evolving situation and it is far from over, but... read more