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Do you spell Vietnam I-R-A-Q?

Reading Time: 3 minutes An interesting insight from Iraq via an anonymous informant for the Investors Insight /What We Now Know email newsletter. The cynical could draw parallels between the South Vietnamese Forces versus the Hill Tribes and the Iraqis versus the Kurd comparisons. MR. X: BACK IN IRAQ Our anonymous “on-the-ground” informant, Mr. X, is back. After his… Continue reading Do you spell Vietnam I-R-A-Q?

ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chinese beauty calendars How China’s Beauty Calendars Defined an Era’s Aesthetics | SixthTone – the history of China’s beauty calendars is the history of China opening up and closing back down again. The beauty calendars aren’t high art or pornography like the Perelli calendar of old. But for the time, they were at the bleeding edge… Continue reading ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Nexta & things that caught my eye this week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nexta Nexta media operation and its role in the Belarus protests was the main article in this weekend’s FT magazine. A few things about the article. The old maxim of ‘hearts and minds‘ is still true despite technology. Secondly, Belarus seems to view media and propaganda as a tactic rather than something strategic. This surprised… Continue reading Nexta & things that caught my eye this week