March 22, 2013 | Pre-emptive Mourning

Here’s a video of me speaking
that my daughter Zoe shot using an IPad
Pre-emptive Mourning


May 30, 2011 | Letter to Defense News - 27th May 2011

In your leading article – SIZING UP THE FUTURE – May 23, 2011 – you write of “high-end forces needed [by the US] to fight against a sophisticated nation-state like China”.

Surely no-one in the US is contemplating fighting a war “against a sophisticated nation-state like China”?

It took the Soviet Union and the United States [...]


August 25, 2010 | A letter to Nick Clegg about expensive weaponry

Dear Nick Clegg

An idea about Trident etc

If we find – as we are finding – that we can no longer afford certain weapon systems, let us remember we are not alone in this predicament so let us make something of the fact. Let us treat it as a disarmament opportunity.

Last year, [...]


April 9, 2010 | Obama & Medvedev's STAR role

prague presidential palace

‘A season for disarmament’ Hans Blix declares, in the context of the new STAR [Strategic Arms Reduction] Treaty. (International Herald Tribune, 4-4-10). Over-optimistically perhaps?

There is no reason to suppose the new STAR Treaty will soon be ratified: missile defence figures alongside it, ambiguously. Americans love it; Russians hate it.