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last updated 05-May-2021
 
 
 
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At Private Military Ecology we explore unfolding trends and alternative futures for the use and understanding of Private Military and/or Security Companies and services. Late in 2013, we opened shop at WordPress --a nicer, cleaner and more elegant experience. At MilitaryEcology.com @ WordPress we discuss the wider 21st century security environment in addition to private military and security issues. However, please note that Private Military Ecology @ Blogger is actually our oldest blog space and we have posted many items there that you will not find elsewhere.
 
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2016-2021
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To invade or not to invade Taiwan now? That is China’s President Xi Jinping’s most pressing question, May 2, 2021

Albeit a little tardy, but will the world assimilate the meaning and implications of Chinese actions in Hong Kong or Xinjiang and react accordingly? This is unlikely, as dealing with the pandemic has become any country’s number one priority and whatever happens in Hong Kong and Xinjiang is like the background echo of the new status quo. To China’s advantage, again, they escaped the pandemic largely unscathed. Does China need to continue exercising and rehearsing taking control of Taiwan? The answer is probably not.
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Systemic insecurity in the Covid-19 Depression world. Can people cope with a perpetual global financial downturn?, May 10, 2020

As it seems lessons will never be actually learned, one needs to assume that protracted low and medium levels of violence and insecurity will become the new normal in the Covid-19 Depression world, part of the local folklore. Only a critical change of the global mindset, a revolutionary movement seriously addressing inequality, environmental degradation, and political unaccountability can reverse this violent cycle.
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Homo Iratus: The dawn and dusk of the Anglo-American liberal project?, June 3,, 2017

The Anglo-American Homo Iratus fantasizes about the re-engineering of global trade rules in a manner they can continue extracting more benefits from the world economy than newcomers and emerging giants, and the rest of the world broadly. The U.S. remains the richest and most powerful nation in the planet. Yet, the message Trump’s America has sent to the world is that the number one position is no longer good enough and they want more. It is delusional, but there is also a generational rift at play here. :
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The EU Federation of Planets: Between aspiration, hope, and realityy, December 9, 2016

There are two dimensions to the EU project. One dimension centers upon shared humanitaria goals and the desire to spread them across the planet. Hence, Jean-Claude Juncker stressed in his 2015 State of the Union speech that Europe, being “the wealthiest and most stable continent in the world,” is a beacon of hope. The other dimension of the EU project, sometimes at odds with the ‘beacon of hope’ notion, touches the mundane realities of affairs on the ground. The refugee crisis affecting Europe is one of the critical prisms for viewing the tensions between these two visions. .
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To Brexit or not: The hollow European Union referendum debate and state security. June 6, 2016
The WWIII imagined by David Cameron could only happen with the UK as a member of NATO, in or out of the European Union. As for Boris Johnson’s fears of Turkey ever joining the EU, he needs to remember that Turkey is part of NATO. Likewise, the wider debate on security has been uncomfortably hollow. All things remaining equal, perhaps it is better for you to follow your heart when voting. If state security was in your mind when casting your vote, we hope you found this post useful.
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