Afghanistan + other news

Reading Time: 11 minutes Afghanistan I couldn’t avoid doing a post on Afghanistan given what had been going on this week. The Afghanistan conflict posed a number of interesting questions about: What privacy and security means for the people left behind in Afghanistan in the digital age Why strategy is seldom a teacher and several countries have made the… Continue reading Afghanistan + other news

Hawker markets & things this week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hawker markets Eating out is an important part of life in many Asian countries. Cheap eats in Singapore are provided by hawker markets. Imagine Asian street food, if it was run by Germans. They had a similar tradition to hawkers called da pai dang (大牌檔). But the Hong Kong government has slowly squeezed them out… Continue reading Hawker markets & things this week

Get Tough by William E Fairbairn

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is Get Tough? Get Tough is a book on hand-to-hand fighting originally published in 1942. It is important for what it represents as much as it is with regards its content. Fairbairn as an author By the time Get Tough was written in 1942; Fairbairn was an experienced published author. In 1926, Fairbairn wrote… Continue reading Get Tough by William E Fairbairn