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Surrey at War 1914 - military pageant commemorating the start of WW1

Yesterday, Surrey ABF – the Soldiers Charity organised a Surrey at War 1914 military pageant, at the Royal Logistic Corps in Deepcut, to commemorate the start of the First World War. 210 more words

Surrey Heath

Beijing sinks South China Sea code of conduct

My latest China Spectator article (21 July 2014):

Beyond being a shrewd military strategist, the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu was also a great advocate of legal equality.

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Mentioning the war doesn't discredit government's deft diplomacy

My latest Ideas@TheCentre article (18 July 2014):

For the last two weeks, Canberra has been buffeted by Asia’s great power politics.

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia last week, Prime Minister Tony Abbott stumbled into North Asia’s heated history wars.

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Foreign Policy

Hamas Child Labor and Tunnel Fatalities

Unreported, and well researched.

From the Institute for Palestinian Studies:

Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege


A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing with human-rights groups, despite government assurances dating back to 2008 that it was considering curbs.

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"𝗪𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗱."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:  “𝗪𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗱.”

Maharishi’s interview with a German Journalist, 8. Feb. 1991

The context of this interview is released in 1991 during the Gulf War (2 Aug 1990 – 28 Feb 1991). 160 more words

World Consciousness

Tory Party declares war on British servicemen and women

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

The Tories seem to have declared war on British servicemen and women.

Here’s some evidence:

Anger as record number of maimed troops are denied disability benefit… 178 more words