In the fight against the coronavirus and its spread, a lot of military jargon is used: It is a war and there is a real front line, we are everyday […]
From a delaying Strategy (back) to a Containment Strategy.
You can find a Dutch language version of this article here. The first tentative successes are now visible in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands, […]
The next Systemic War (1): How do systemic wars work?
In a series of articles, I discuss several subjects related to a next systemic war, including: How systemic wars “work”, the function of privileges for Great Powers and the System, […]
Two deficiencies undermine strategic thinking
Military operations – at various levels and involving a multitude of parties and interests – are now closely intertwined with political activity and processes. Military activity is now politicized. Two […]
US/Taliban peace negotiations were set up for failure: The US got tripped up by their own tactics
The US-peace negotiations with the Taliban have – not surprisingly – failed. Yesterday (September 9, 2019) president Trump declared these negotiations “Dead”. For various reasons, these negotiations failed. For one […]
False Assumptions: Strategy is obsolete on delivery
Source featured image: MISSILE DEFENSE PROJECT, “MISSILES OF RUSSIA,” MISSILE THREAT, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, JUNE 14, 2018. Typically, during high-connectivity regimes (HCR’s) of KA/war-cycles – when tensions […]