Kangson Uranium Enrichment Plant Unzipped

July 15, 2018 Mbeljac 0

There’s a nasty habit now of the worst case scenario regarding North Korea’s nuclear programme turning out to be correct, and we’ve just got ourselves another instalment. Ankit Panda at The Diplomat has published an article, based on work at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, revealing the probable location […]

Galen Strawson of Mind and Matter

July 5, 2018 Mbeljac 0

Galen Strawson, Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc, (New York, New York Review Books, 2018). It would be tempting to attribute Galen Strawson’s peculiar brand of naturalism to the hashish and the LCD, but readers of this site would know that I have long adhered to something […]

The Melian Dialogue and the Singapore Summit

July 5, 2018 Mbeljac 0

The previous week I wrote of US intelligence assessments on North Korea’s nuclear programme, which suggests that North Korea is not committed to nuclear disarmament let along complete, verified, and irreversible dismantlement of the type long demanded by the United States. I had argued that the Singapore summit and its […]

Corporate Power and the Failure of the Australian Labour Market

June 28, 2018 Mbeljac 0

The Australian labour market increasingly exhibits the classical signs of market failure due to positive externalities. The best approximation to Paul Krugman in Australia is the economic correspondent for The Guardian Greg Jericho. Economic literacy is a critical component of citizenship in capitalist society, and the great value of Jericho’s […]

Washington is Compelling Iran to Withdraw from the JCPOA

June 26, 2018 Mbeljac 0

The US is seemingly goading Iran into withdrawing from the JCPOA. That might lead to some nasty surprises, for both them and us. Whilst attention continues to be drawn to North Korea, important developments continue to characterise the Iranian nuclear file with Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, describing the […]