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Find out more about my consensus-based technology at Crowd Wisdom Project

International Affairs

Seven Recent Observations 

On the Budget from Dumb and Dumber As I highlighted in my penultimate blog, Truss is an ideologue. She doesn’t hide it. Her recent budget was a piece of work: [...]

Seven Recent Observations 2022-09-28T23:48:17+01:00

Duolingo and the Future of Geopolitics 

For those who don’t know, Duolingo is an awesome app which helps you to learn a language. Each day, for the last 112 days (as Duolingo tells me), I have [...]

Duolingo and the Future of Geopolitics 2022-08-29T15:31:57+01:00


Like many people, these last few weeks, I have been glued to the news regarding Russia’s appalling invasion of Ukraine. I have read and watched vast amounts about the conflict [...]


Voices For Burma (Wikipedia entry)

(What follows is my Wikipedia entry for the organisation which I co-founded in 2003: Voices For Burma (VFB). Wikipedia removed the entry, so I add it here for posterity. Hopefully [...]

Voices For Burma (Wikipedia entry)2021-11-01T21:35:27+00:00

Buy a Generator, Just in Case

Political nerds like me are fascinated with Dominic Cummings. So interested, in fact, that I pay him a monthly fee to read his excellent newsletter. I know: I have just [...]

Buy a Generator, Just in Case2021-09-30T20:14:18+01:00

Us and Them

Accompanying the scenes of the Kabul evacuation, Pink Floyd’s Us and Them plays on a continuous loop in my head. “Us (us, us, us, us) and them (them, them, them, [...]

Us and Them2021-08-30T11:42:48+01:00

Taliban 2.0?

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, my good friend went to the Iranian Embassy in London to collect our visas. In what was a foreboding experience, we had completed [...]

Taliban 2.0?2021-08-25T18:34:08+01:00
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