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Book Watch: Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas

Review by Chris Murray 5 January 2016, Kingston, CA Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas By Christopher Cochrane; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. USD 34.95 ISBN-10: 0773545786 ISBN-13: 978-0-7735-4578-6 The terms ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ have become so ingrained in our global political discourse that their meaning and origin are rarely even considered. This, despite…

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Book Watch: From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy

Review by Stewart Webb 19 December 2015 – Vancouver, CA From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy by Jean-Pierre Filiu – Oxford University Press, 2015. USD 24.95 ISBN-10: 1849045461 ISBN-13: 978-1849045469 2015 has been quite the year for North Africa and the Middle East. The civil wars in Libya…

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Book Watch: Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings

Review by Chris Murray 2 December 2015, Kingston, CA Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings By Brian Glyn Williams; ForeEdge – University Press of New England, 2015. USD 29.95 ISBN-10: 1611687373 ISBN-13: 978 1 61168 737 8 There was a time where the name of the remote…

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Wires Brief: Pakistan has low-yield nuclear weapons, Canada to call back CF-18s, Russia expands military bases in Arctic

22 October 2015 – Vancouver, CA United Kingdom British industry is now warning that the country’s national security will be at risk if there are any delays to replacing the Vanguard-class submarine fleet, reports the Telegraph. The Successor programme is estimated to cost between GBP 11 and 14 billion and has yet to receive the…

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