Syriana? Part 2

This article was first published in New View magazine #70 Jan. – Mar. 2014 The first part of this article (in New View #69 Oct-Dec2013) outlined some of the economic and geopolitical aspects to the current war in Syria. Since it was written and published, there have been major developments in the region. Following a vote rejecting military action against Syria by the UK Parliament on 29...
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Richard III’s Bones & England’s Future: Lion-Hart-Boar

  This article was first published in New View magazine 2013 Well before it began, it was thought by many that 2012 would be an ‘apocalyptic’ year; those fascinated by the prognostications surrounding the Mayan Calendar expected anything from the destruction of the world to cosmic ascension on a galactic wave of bliss. Others drew attention to the near exact overlap between the...
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Syriana? Part 1

                                                                         This article was first published in New View magazine No.69 Oct – Dec 2013 The movie “Syriana” (director Stephen Gaghan; producer and lead actor George Clooney) came out in Dec. 2005. The complex, realistic, tense and dramatic...
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Caliban’s Dream

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 65, 2012 Featured Illustration (left) courtesy of Jamie Binnington: http://jammerlea.deviantart.com/art/Hetalia-England-Japan-123894151 All the experiences you had until yesterday And all your knowledge are only a burden The wind will always pass by And leave nothing behind (1) A car journey from Narita airport into downtown Tokyo...
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Beyond Ishihara Shintaro & Halford Mackinder: William E. Deming – 2012 to 1979

This article was first published in New View magazine, Winter 2012. This is a slightly expanded version of that published article Time has been much on my mind this year, as I turned the round and weighty number of 60 in the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and my first grandchild arrived on Earth. Time has clearly been on the minds of millions of others this year too. The reason of course is the...
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China vs Japan: The Danger of War – 100 years on, it’s the same story

   http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569740-risks-clash-between-china-and-japan-are-risingand-consequences-could-be “CHINA and Japan are sliding towards war……America is obliged to come to Japan’s aid if it is attacked, and being sucked into a conflict with China is almost too unbearable to contemplate. But in the face of repeated Chinese incursions, a Japanese...
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