Tag Archives: War & Peace

Understanding the Uganda Uprising

I’m pretty disappointed with the quality of the media reports concerning the riots in Uganda. Articles from America’s most reputable news sources confuse facts, give insufficient background, and muddle the narrative — and that’s the case in numerous accounts in … Continue reading

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Thinking about the future of war

Colin S. Gray’s Parameters article from earlier this year — The 21st Century Security Environment and the Future of War — is not about the security environment of the next one hundred years, but about how to think about conflict … Continue reading

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Simulating Warfare on your Browser

Half a year ago, I posted on the game Warfare 1917, a flash game played in the web browser that simulates trench warfare between British and German forces on the battlefields of World War I. A few more games have … Continue reading

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Kaplan’s myopic geographic determinism

Kaplan’s Foreign Policy piece titled The Revenge of Geography stirred up some controversy resulting in pages of criticism on the FP website prompting Kaplan himself to respond. Though I have no problem with the facts in the essay, and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Evolving an answer for war… slowly

Scientific American publishes a puff piece on human warfare in the article Taming Humanity’s Urge to War. On one hand SA seems to take a biological approach, but then muddies the water with the question: “Must lethal conflict be an … Continue reading

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Financial Warfare

In Younghusband’s post on Friedman’s talk, another speaker at the same event was James G. Rickards, a consultant at Omnis, who spoke in unique terms about financial threats to national security, and financial warfare. He doesn’t propose the answers or … Continue reading

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Don’t forget Iran

Kyrgyzstan has closed the airbase at Manas, an important supply point for Western troops in Afghanistan. Following the shut-down of the supply route from Pakistan, the supply chain to Afghanistan is being slowly whittled away. This is potentially dangerous for … Continue reading

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The Status in Gaza

The BBC has a map of the attacks in Gaza here, but on a lame, flat map. I added the information to the Gaza map we showed here at CA in 2007 here, and show the amended map below. Also, … Continue reading

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Review: A Military History of Canada

“A Military History of Canada”:http://www.amazon.com/Military-History-Canada-Desmond-Morton/dp/0771064810 by Desmond Morton (5th ed.) Like all nations, the history of Canada is closely entwined with the experience of war. The early settlers fought indigenous natives for survival and profit. Soon they were battling one … Continue reading

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90th Anniversary: Lest we forget

Some of the most important places in Canadian history are Ypres, Vimy, the Somme and Passchendaele (the subject of a recently released Canadian film). One could argue that the origins of our current international system were forged in the trenches … Continue reading

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