As summer approaches, newspapers become short staffed and, hopefully, the news cycle slows down as what used to be known as the ‘silly season’ begins.
This is the time of the year in which media outlets, in a desperate attempt to fill their columns or websites, re-cycle obscure stories to theRead More
In the west we are understandably proud of our democratic tradition which, by and large and with several reservations, allows us to be governed by consent.
But as Lord Paddy Ashdown, previous leader of the Liberal democrats and UN High Representative in Bosnia points out, before democracy, a country needsRead More
Warfare in the contemporary environment is all about generating tempo. Your enemy may be able to match you with their numbers and weapons; in what is described as peer-to-peer battle space, or perhaps more likely, they seek to use irregular warfare to exploit your weaknesses using so-called asymmetric warfare.
Whatever theRead More
We hear a lot about the advances in robotic technology and the growth of artificial intelligence and one of its most common, and controversial uses, is through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or simply as drones.
Military forces like to use UAVs in environmentsRead More
This is the third in a three-part blog that looks at some of the wider issues prompted by the problems facing Tata steel. The first part considered the relative importance of maintaining the on-shore capability for certain industries and the second part considered the risks of relying on reason toRead More
This is the second in a short three-part series that looks at some of the bigger issues surrounding the problems facing Tata Steel, and will consider how reason, or rationality has played its part in the troubles of British steel. Read the first instalment here.
Rationality is often considered a positiveRead More
This is the first in a short, three part series of blogs that looks at some of the wider implications of the recent crisis facing the British steel industry precipitated by the decision of Tata steel to pull out of the loss-making business. The problems of the UK steel industryRead More
The 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is being celebrated this year in the United Kingdom and around the world. Although he died four centuries ago, the language of Shakespeare through his quotes, words and plays endure in English and many translations today. One of my favourites is Juliet’sRead More