Tag Archives: China

Interesting Times (1): Syria, Russia, China and North Korea

The US President just ordered a cruise missile air strike on a Syrian air base after a Syrian military air raid on a rebel held town led to accusations of a chemical weapons attack. Whilst there are many theories and … Continue reading

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Exactly the Same and Completely Different 2: The Sri Lankan Way of War and Lessons for Nigeria

In the first part of this series we looked at the Sri Lankan Civil War, how it evolved and how the Sri Lankan government forces turned defeat into victory. This process involved several key strategic and operational decisions and actions, … Continue reading

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Exactly the Same and Completely Different 1: The Sri Lankan Way of War and Lessons for Nigeria

In June 2014 the Nigerian Defence Staff held talks with Sri Lankan Defence Staff looking to learn lessons from their successful completion of the Sri Lankan Civil War (or Eelam War) This commentator was of the opinion that there was very little … Continue reading

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We are the world: Hastags, help and hindarance

There is nothing like a catchy #hashtag and celebrity endorsement to get the experts and activists all a twitter (pun intended). All of a sudden a crisis that has caused horrific casualties amongst security forces and civilians and repeatedly deliberately … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 10 May 2014

  Date Situation Friendly Forces Situation Enemy Forces Situation External Forces 4 May Gunmen attacked the market in KAAMLA, BORNO State, killing an unspecified number of people US Secretary of State John KERRY pledges US assistance in finding the abducted … Continue reading

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