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2016 Moldova: Color Revolution Or Something Else?

Moldova is a country full of internal contradictions, be it the ongoing dispute about its identity or the political divisions within it, and these divisive forces look like they’re finally about to spill over into a large-scale destabilization. 2,164 more words

The International Reporter

From Democracy to Dictatorship?

The following blog is loosely based on Chapter I of my new non-fiction book The Terrible Beauty of Dictatorship. A brief summary of the ascent of democracy and the descent of dictatorship in the public mind is given.  1,047 more words


Indonesia and Civilian-Based Defense

I posted the following comment on an article in the Boston Globe, 12 Nov. 2015 (“Indonesia touts democracy: Officials insists military will not regain power” by Joe Cochrane of the NY Times): 193 more words

Collective Action

Jonathan Mowat: "A New Gladio in Action"

Originally published in 2005
Posted on Color Revolutions and Geopolitics, April 20, 2011

Orange Revolution, conceived by ex-air force officer Jack Duvall and producer/director Steve York, received mixed reviews ….the revolution itself was disgorged by the population, and so was… 5,347 more words

Armenia: Electric Yerevan and lessons on the Color-Spring tactic

by Joaquin Flores
June 27, 2015
A Fort Russ and Greanville Post Feature

The Electric Yerevan protest provides us with an excellent opportunity to review some of the basic underlying mechanics and psychology of the Color-Spring tactic.   5,124 more words

No quiere morirse, quiere hacer bulla

Para la fecha de publicación de este artículo Leopoldo López lleva 29 días en huelga de hambre, exigiendo al gobierno nacional la liberación de los presos políticos y el anuncio de la fecha de las elecciones parlamentarias. 592 more words


Why civil resistance works

Why Civil Resistance Works
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
17 February 2014

I’ve been reviewing books for over eight years and feel I’ve just finished one of the most important books I’ve ever read. 776 more words

UK Foreign Policy