Formula 1

Money and Egos in the world’s greatest sport The finances and running of Formula One is almost as exciting as the sport on the ground. We may not be looking at winning flags and crashing cars, but we are looking at massive egos of owners, managers and financiers who collide …

Babi Yar

Russians bombed the memorial to Babu Yar yesterday. This is dedicated to today’s victims By Yevgeni YevtushenkoTranslated by Benjamin Okopnik, 10/96 No monument stands over Babi Yar.A steep cliff only, like the rudest headstone.I am afraid.Today, I am as oldAs the entire Jewish race itself. I see myself an ancient …

The real flashpoint is not Ukraine

An alarming scenario has just been outlined to me by a Asian politician with no skin in the Ukrainian game which envisages China putting into affect its long term startegy to regain Taiwan while the US and Europe is focused on Russia’s Ukraine adventure. This alarm gains some credibility as …

Call for transparency

Dangerous ambiguity of power and money Disclosure is at the heart of honest politics. If you don’t know the factors that affect politicians before they make a decision, you cannot trust the decision.  A decision, for example about state procurement or an appointment to government, will be tainted if it …

Russian, Chinese? It’s all a dark scam!

Russian security services allegedly target Winter and Paralympic games Russians and Eastern Europeans more generally are the primary conveyors of viruses and Trojans that sit in computers of soft and unsuspecting Westerners, working in offices or playing at home. The cold war with the East is waged in virtual space …

Cyber scams and cold-hearted banks

Pandemic has brought everyone closer to their computer; a relationship that was once distant and casual has become of necessity umbilical and even affectionate. If you cannot do without something, you are likely to become close to it, even trusting. Once you buy everything off the internet, especially if you …