October 2016



Beijing by Bike

When I told Liu Zongning that 4 years ago I had cycled the length of Great Britain. 1,000 miles from Lands’ End to John O’Groats…


Beyond the ‘Model T’ Web

Last Friday, major websites in the United States were shut down in denial-of-service attacks. These attacks are essentially carried out by overwhelming a system with…


After the Battle for Mosul?

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003, Iraq has been unstable. It will remain that way for years to come irrespective…



Chemical Weapons the New Normal?

“Its [IS] recruitment of highly technically trained professionals, including from the West, have revealed far more serious efforts in chemical weapons development” Julie Bishop, Australian…