Dr Lynette Nusbacher
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Dr Lynette Nusbacher is a strategist and Devil's advocate. She was Devil's Advocate to Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee and founded the Cabinet Office's national security horizon scanning unit. She was a military historian at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where she was Senior Lecturer in War Studies. She blogs on strategy and foreign policy at the Times of Israel and tweets on @Nusbacher.

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New Missiles for Old?

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:24 PM

The defence secretary announced on Monday a few million pounds' spending on developing a capability to replace Trident, Britain's independent nuclear deterrent. Listening to some discussions of this on the radio, I heard some things that were useful; but I also thought some things were left out of the discussion....

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Cybergeddon: Don't Keep Calm, But Carry On!

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 3:32 PM

One of the great weaknesses of Western preparation for the strategic future of cyberspace is that we lack a coherent narrative for ordering and understanding information about network security.  A major network security firm has bankrolled a major television producer to create Cybergeddon, a series of

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If You Like the Tree, Why do You Cut it Down?

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 9:59 AM

Many British Jews celebrate Christmas. Christmas is so overwhelming here that it's hard not to: so much of the culture, entertainment, economy and rhythm of work is Christmas-based that it's hard to avoid.

British Jews are not as self-confident as American Jews, and you won't find a UK equivalent...

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Dangerous Theatre

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 1:28 PM

Ronald Reagan used to scare the hell out of the Soviets. He was so ideological, so openly anti-Soviet, fanatical, senile and so extreme in the eyes of ... well, pretty much everyone except Jerry Falwell. One Genesis video (jam-packed with cultural references now recherché) suggested that Reagan was,...

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Occupied: the Anglosphere's Street Protests

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 7:46 PM

When I was a teenager I went to the barricades.


You whore!

Out the door

In '84!

It was in Pittsburgh, probably late in 1983.  The mill...

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Bang in the City: The British Army Prepares for the Wars of the Future

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 12:07 PM


The very senior civil servant asked, "have you considered another way to do this?"

The Battle Group Commander bit down on his instinctive reply, "yes, of course I did, you sardonic...

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Strategic shock as London arrives at an Unexpected Future

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 9:07 PM

London's Metropolitan Police have traded glass for lives, letting rioters riot and looters loot as mobs roved around London. After harsh criticism of their crowd control efforts in the past few years London's summer riots are an opportunity to rebuild their reputation.

The moment to prevent the riots was...

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Guido's Capital Punishment Petition: An Opportunity

(8) Comments | Posted August 6, 2011 | 10:17 AM

Ah, the rope.

A few yards of hemp, boiled and stretched, dangling from the gallows and righting wrongs. It is such a simple, tempting thing.

There was a particularly horrible multiple murder case a few years back that caused me to think about the rope. Permitting...

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