The failure of sixteen years Afghanistan explained in 88 words


How can the United States and other (NATO) countries involved in the war in Afghanistan ever expect to convince the Afghan people that democracy is a superior system – that is based on mutual respect and free choice – when this message need to be  brought to them through destruction and violence by the armies of these countries?

‘Become a democrat, or I kill you’.

It is not going to work.

Marketing lesson one: The core values of the service you sell, and related communication must be consistent.

The Entropy Law and the collapse of the International Order.


Living systems – including social systems – require a certain level of order to be sustained. Entropy however, constantly increases. This is our challenge.

This is a somewhat theoretical article. In this article, I discuss entropy, and how the Entropy Law can be also used to better understand the dynamics of the System.

I will also discuss the Entropy Law – and its ‘applications’ – in a next publication, later this year. You can consider this article a preview.

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The centrifugal forces are too strong

In this post, I discuss an article with the title: “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” by Tony Barber, published in the Financial Times, October 6, 2017.

Tony Barber argues that “The nationalists’ push for independence risks opening a Pandora’s box of problems“.

That is an understatement.


Goya’s ‘Duel with Cudgels’, in Madrid’s Prado museum, is an apt image for the struggle between the Spanish government and the Catalan separatists © Prado/Getty

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Catalonia, Brexit: Is it mass hysteria?


What problem will be solved?

Great Britain, Catalonia, Scotland, Poland, etc. have one thing in common: All these states – for whatever reason – now emphasise their autonomy – independence – from an ‘order’ (‘Europe’) they all are an integral part of, and for their security and well-being highly dependent on.

The integration of Europe, came at a high price, and has brought evident advantages, to all.

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