12 Lessons Learnt From Being A Big Sister.

“Helping out” used to be the norm back in the day when our ancestors were more tribal and more connected to their immediate and (probably also) extended family. The modern concept of “responsibility” means: gathering resources (making money) so that you can pay the bills that you have your own name on. It usually meansContinue reading “12 Lessons Learnt From Being A Big Sister.”

Globalism vs. Localism & The Rise of Nationalism.

A clear advantage that you’ll have if you’ve been raised internationally is that it gives you the ability to compare different population groups and Nation State Systems. If there is one thing that is clear to me whenever I look at old entries that I’ve written it is that the challenges faced all over theContinue reading “Globalism vs. Localism & The Rise of Nationalism.”

When You Lose Your Headquarter While Fighting A Conventional Enemy….

Lately I’ve been thinking about the political establishment’s fixation on Russia and China. My reason for this is that I imagine that it must be reassuring and good to know that your Nation is in relatively good shape if you are called to fight a foreign State actor elsewhere… What inspired these thoughts was aContinue reading “When You Lose Your Headquarter While Fighting A Conventional Enemy….”

Having A Raison D’être & An End Game – The Impression One Can Get.

When reading about the Iraq war last year I was stunned to see the willingness to sacrifice the integrity of Europe on the altar of momentary territorial access needed in order to get into Iraq. “Plan Of Attack” by Bob Woodward. “Decision Points” by George W. Bush. I was further mystified by the fact thatContinue reading “Having A Raison D’être & An End Game – The Impression One Can Get.”