Inlumino Global

The Overshadowing of Nuclear Security by Russia

Two events are taking the attention of the world now – Russian action in Ukraine and beyond, and the search for flight MH370 – and as a result, the high level summit assembled in the Hague to discuss strengthening nuclear security is overshadowed to the point of obliteration.

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Shades of Syria in Ukraine: a Time for Restraint

The crisis in Ukraine has sad similarities to what occurred in Syria: in both situations Russia and the US (along with other western allies) supported different sides; civil war has been an outcome in Syria and is threatened in Ukraine; each country is or was a civilised land of historical, geopolitical and economic significance; and the two incumbent regimes  have inflicted great harm on their people. What has happened in Syria serves as a stark warning for the players involved in the potential collapse of Ukraine.

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Syria and Beyond – Confusion and Light

It is a sign of the advent of autumn when I am up before the birds, and it is half-dark still. So it was today, with rustling from the hedgerows as I woke sleepy blackbirds by putting out their food, as bats returning home swooped over my head and a late owl hooted in the oaks.

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The Boston Bombings – the Simple Truth?

A week on from the bombing of the Boston Marathon and its violent aftermath, puzzling uncertainties, perhaps discrepancies, are becoming apparent about what happened and why.

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