Category Archives: International

In technology we trust — too much

Heartbleed scares me. Internet weaknesses really are big news, unlike a lot of things that get headlines. So our reaction scares me even more.
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In defence of defence

With Vladimir Putin drooling over the rest of Ukraine the plan seems to be to stick our tongues out at him. Laden with sententious rhetoric, to be sure. But we can’t shake our fist at him because we haven’t got … Continue reading

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Stay if you like, go if you must

With the PQ dusting off their threat to take their province and go straight home, I find myself dusting off some reflections from the last referendum crisis that still seem relevant. Including that people’s obsession with “Will Quebec go?” and … Continue reading

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Holy Crimea Batman! Who will help?

You know what I think we need in Crimea? Batman, that’s what. Dana nana nana nana… No, wait. It might be too much for him. We should get the whole Justice League or whatever that one is that had the … Continue reading

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Ukraine crisis surprised no one — and everyone

Here’s a disquieting thought about the Ukraine crisis. Another one, I
mean. Western leaders seem to have been astoundingly unprepared for it.
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