The Wandering Joe: Crimea and Misdemeanours

Bad puns aside, the recent intrigue in Crimea has been responsible for more nonsensical political blustering than any single international incident in the past decade. It has been a curious exercise to sit back and watch everyone work themselves up and deliver half-baked analyses based on laughably outdated assumptions. Please

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The Wandering Joe: Oh yeah, torture…

I’m not sure why this wasn’t more of a story during the election, but the Afghan Detainee issue has once again made the papers. Afghanistan’s internal security service and police use torture and other abusive methods to extract confessions from suspected insurgents held in a number of detention centres around

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The Wandering Joe: Official Relaunch

Consider this the official relaunch of my blog, and in a half-hearted way my re-engagement with politics.  That may seem like a fairly empty gesture… but that’s largely because it is.  I haven’t stopped having opinions in the last two years (or even stopped sharing them in a condescending fashion),

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