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Big Data Could Save More Lives: Defence, Security & Intelligence

We create as much information in two days now as we did from the start of civilization through to the year 2003. The modern world generates a staggering volume of data and the capacity to store, compute and gain knowledge this information continues to grow enormously. 435 more words

Big Data

Borotba - There is no choice but to struggle!

Sept. 5, 2014 – The parliamentary elections on October 26 are doomed to become a nationalist farce held in an atmosphere of chauvinist hysteria. Many right-wing parties and all sorts of militaristic “Civil Initiatives” will attempt to break into Parliament. 677 more words


Australia to Syria: Recruiting the next-Gen of ADF or ISIS fighters

As a former soldier this is a tough blog to write and on a controversial subject.

In the movie Jack Reacher (2012) the main character makes the statement, “There are four types of people who join the military. 630 more words


Widening war in Iraq and Syria is a necessary path to peace

My latest Ideas@TheCentre article (12 September 2014):

US President Barack Obama was pilloried two weeks ago for admitting that his administration lacked a strategy to combat Islamic State in Syria.

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How to counterbalance China's swelling military power

My latest China Spectator article (9 September 2014):

At the peak of American power in the immediate post-Cold War period, then-US President George H.W. Bush declared the birth of a ‘new world order.’

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Foreign Policy

Should we be concerned about Quins' Freaky Friday?

There’s been a lot said in the wake of friday’s debacle: how Nick Evans isn’t so much past it as already over the hills and far away, how Quins pack is too lightweight, their squad too one dimensional and their backs made of porcelain, that their style of play has been found out and lack of depth at certain positions cruelly exposed. 1,015 more words

Aviva Premiership

Teo Chee Hean Fails in his Duty to Guard Singapore and Protect Our National Interests.

The fact that this kind of blunder has happened so frequently would be farcical were the implications for national security not so grave. There was the Mas Selamat incident in 2008, though there the security services were unable to prevent him leaving the country rather than entering. 1,109 more words