Ken exhaled. The dim light caught the smoke flowing in his room. He leaned against the balcony wall and looked out at the city, mostly asleep. Dark apartments, some lit ones dotted about; police sirens in the far distance; streetlights, a murmur behind everything. It felt troubled, but maybe that was just him. He lookedContinue reading “Qualia”

The Floyd Legacy

Preamble:  This article should have come out earlier. Seeing the George Floyd incident and subsequent protests, riots and political happenings, this essay was written to help get things off my chest. Being in lockdown and with little to do since my commitments to university had ceased, I had little to do but watch as sophistsContinue reading “The Floyd Legacy”

Second time better?

The last month of Autumn and Christmas is fast approaching, but we find ourselves in another lockdown. I have to confess, I wanted to write this article when we (in the UK) entered our first lockdown, but through a mixture of being busy with my final year at university and a fair dose of procrastination, I didContinue reading “Second time better?”

The Timid State

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre  The falcon cannot hear the falconer;  Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   The ceremony of innocence is drowned;  The best lack all conviction, while the worst  Are full of passionate intensity”.  ‘The SecondContinue reading “The Timid State”

Not much to show: NATO, Kosovo and Operation Allied Force

Introduction There are various views on the Kosovo crisis and NATO’s role in it. What’s clear is that there is a mix of both positive and negative outcomes that are intertwined with one another. To properly evaluate them it is important to use a proper framework for ‘success’. For the purposes of this essay, theContinue reading “Not much to show: NATO, Kosovo and Operation Allied Force”

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