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Afghanistan and Adam Holloway MP

May 31, 2010


The critique of Western involvement in Afghanistan provided by Adam Holloway and other distinguished commentators like Andrew Bacevich and Rory Stewart land telling blows on arguments for our presence there. We are hampered by financial and political corruption in the Karzai government. Our imperfect knowledge of local cultures and an under-appreciation of local politics can […]

Israel and the inability to think strategically

May 31, 2010


I had an argument with some friends of mine earlier, which was the catalyst for this blog. They can be best described as ‘neoconservative’, which means not knowing much about war and geopolitics but lecturing others about them anyway, and one said Israel ‘had every right to defend itself’. I asked what existential threat was […]