Is This How The Third World War Begins?

News that Russian fighters have violated Turkish airspace increases tensions in the Middle East. More worryingly, it raises the possibility of a dogfight in the skies over Turkey. Now, this matters because Turkey – like Britain, the US and 25 other nations – is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which is … Continue reading

Private Enterprise Will Deliver Our Future In Space

Tragedy struck billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space business last month with the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane leaving one pilot dead and another injured. This was the second space disaster in less than a week to hit the private sector space industry following the explosion, shortly after blast off, of the Antares space … Continue reading

Chaos Reigns When A Great Empire Declines

Disorder seems to be erupting all around the globe. Wars burn in Europe, the Middles East and Africa while tensions grow between China and Japan and on the Korean peninsula, as civil unrest festers in many other places. It was not supposed to be like this. The end of the Cold War was – in … Continue reading

Ebola Death Rate Much Higher Than Press Reports Suggest

Ebola in West Africa is almost certainly far more deadly than press reports indicate. Simplistic analysis of the regular updates issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has led many reputable news outlets to underestimate the true death rate of this killer disease while the WHO itself avoids issuing an ongoing analysis of what it … Continue reading

WHO Chief Warns Of Ebola Mutation Risk

Note (added 11 October 2014): a more up to date article reviewing these issues appears here. Please see important note at the foot of this report. The longer that Ebola is allowed to circulate in West Africa then the greater the risk that the virus will evolve into an even more virulent form. This unprecedented … Continue reading

The Big Question: Is It Our Moral Duty To Stand Up To Russia Over Ukraine?

Is it our moral duty to stand up to Russia? This was the first question debated on this morning’s edition of The Big Questions on BBC1 television in the UK. And the question cuts to the heart of the Ukrainian problem: what is the right thing to do when faced with illegal actions by a … Continue reading

The Real And Scary Lesson For The West From Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine has exposed weakness and confusion in the West. Speak softly and carry a big stick, advised former US President Theodore Roosevelt. Yet, we have done precisely the opposite over Ukraine by talking tough and making unspecified threats that we are unable to back up. Worse, the European Union (EU), set up to … Continue reading

We Would Be Mad To Challenge Putin Over Ukraine

Western diplomats are playing a dangerous game by insisting that the territorial integrity of Ukraine is inviolable and ordering Russia not meddle in this former Soviet republic. Just this week Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice said it would be a “grave mistake” for Russian president Vladimir Putin to send soldiers into Ukraine. While … Continue reading

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