Our World on Liberty

Comment by James McQuillan 

“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing all of mankind” – John Stuart Mill.

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Review: Command and Control

In this entertaining and workmanlike documentary about the 1980 Titan Missile explosion in Damascus, Arkansas, Director Robert Kenner paints a sobering picture about the dangers that go with the possession of these immensely destructive weapons.  Continue reading

Verbalisation: The Power Of Words To Drive Change

Review: By Rian Whitton

The lines between strategic communications and behavioural science are blurring, opening doors for a range of actors. From private advertisers, global brands, political parties and military authorities, the power to influence and persuade a designated audience is being supplemented with a growing number of techniques, methodologies and doctrines. Following the tumult of 2016, Sven Hughes, an ex-serviceman, gives readers a refreshing insight into the Influence industry, where its stalled, and how it can get results in the future. Continue reading

Japan’s foreign policy under Trump: Time to remilitarize?

Comment: By Martin Belchev.

Japan’s foreign policy has long defied the traditional realist security paradigm in regards to its military and hard power capabilities. Indeed, proponents of political realism in foreign affairs like to point out that states who achieve a certain economic development will inevitably develop corresponding hard power capabilities. This may be an attempt to either increase their own defensive posture or obtain greater influence on the international scene.
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