Articles By Michael Burleigh
 
January/February 2013
‘Western optimists like to assume North Korea is on the verge of implosion. But the hermit kingdom is not going to collapse any time soon’
 
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December 2012
‘Contrary to what Imran Khan has said, drone strikes are the best tactic available against al-Qaeda. Our government needs to spell that out’
 
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November 2012
'Conditions in Greece are grim, as one can see from the elderly ladies silently begging for their family's next meal'
 
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October 2012
'Against the backdrop of disputes in the South China Sea, there are ominous reports that China is trying to close the 20-year gap between its navy and that of the US'
 
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September 2012
'The Sahel states are facing starvation, as well as the obliteration of the delicate religious eco-system that enabled Sufism to survive'
 
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July/August 2012
'Unlike some of their most senior spies, Bibi Netanjahu and Ehud Barak see an attack on Iran in terms of Israel's survival as a Jewish state'
 
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June 2012
‘One solution to the unexpurgated second-hand versions of Mein Kampf available online is for the Bavarians to publish a scholarly edition’
 
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May 2012
'Unlike Nazis shooting defenceless women and children into ditches, or herding them into purpose-built as chambers, RAF air crew faced the nightly risk of violent death'
 
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April 2012
‘The most concerning aspect of cyberwarfare is Russia and China’s enthusiasm for a UN international code of conduct that could be used to shut down Facebook and Twitter’
 
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March 2012
‘There is nothing odd in Obama’s desire for a more streamlined US military, a gambit Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan used to win the presidency too’
 
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January/February 2012
'History books will provide sustenance in the dark months (and even darker times) ahead'
 
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December 2011
'It may be premature to celebrate the fall of Gaddafi, especially since the National Transitional Council has introduced sharia'
 
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November 2011
‘Explaining why he prefers imported Chinese labour, the head of Zambia’s largest construction company said: “Here they are like the British. They have tea breaks and a lot of days off”’
 
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October 2011
‘We need to present a career in the army as a proven route out of the structural unemployment which dogs young Muslims’
 
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September 2011
'The new populism thrives in Scandinavia, where immigration has been sudden and driven by liberal elites advertising their humanitarian credentials'
 
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July/August 2011
‘When a journalist who runs an investigative website dedicated to the Islamisation of Tower Hamlets attempted to interview Anjem Choudary, he was told, “Rot in hell or embrace Islam”’
 
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June 2011
‘Why is Britain pledging £650 million without ensuring that Islamabad does more to inhibit jihadists of Pakistani origin in our own country?’
 
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May 2011
'Recently I came across a remarkable novel, The German Mujahid — a brave book that explores the affinities between Nazis and Islamists'
 
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April 2011
‘The Anglo-Chinese are model citizens who appreciate the benefits of life in this country and strongly identify with it’
 
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March 2011
‘Western intelligence agencies missed Egypt’s Facebook Revolution. What on earth are they paid for?’
 
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January/February 2011
‘North Korea is a vital buffer for the Chinese to counter the heavy US presence in Japan and South Korea…The idea that Beijing might rein in Pyongyang is a Western illusion’
 
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December 2010
‘Historical analogies provide us with a route through a chaotically frightening present’
 
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November 2010
‘The last utopia of human rights is becoming as politicised as its predecessors and this may be its undoing’
 
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November 2010
How does one fight a "just" war when warfare deranges human morals? And how does this square with one's faith?
 
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October 2010
‘People who excuse Mao’s regime should remember that at least 45 million people died in the Great Leap Forward’
 
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September 2010
‘Recalling the events that led up to the Korean War can give us greater understanding of today’s conflicts’
 
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July/August 2010
'Many modern historians are reluctant even to deploy terms like "good" and "evil"
 
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June 2010
'We can cope with nuclear terrorism. But the government must level with people about how it can be treated'
 
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May 2010
'The Chechen Islamists who struck Russia in March have discovered the benefits of going viral on the internet'
 
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April 2010
‘It is fascinating to see the outlines of an emerging world order for the 21st century’
 
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March 2010
‘The most successful terrorist organisations are like judo black belts who know how to leverage an opponent’s strength against them’
 
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January/February 2010
‘A future Conservative government should be concerned about the hegemony of the Left in higher education’
 
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December 2009
‘Read what you like into the failure of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 30 years ago this month, but none of its echoes bodes well for us’
 
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November 2009
‘Like Churchill, Obama is not in awe of the overrated expertise of generals’
 
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October 2009
‘In his desire to see the bombers go into Iran, John Bolton does not consider the sort of smart sanctions experts actually envisage’
 
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September 2009
‘What's the point of waging a war thousands of miles away when you cringe before our own Taliban?’
 
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July/August 2009
‘Terrorists regard ceasefires as an opportunity to consolidate and rearm. So why do we seek talks with them?’
 
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June 2009
The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen; War Since 1990 and War: A Short History by Jeremy Black
 
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November 2008
Piracy on the high seas, especially near failed and unstable Muslim states, is becoming an international security headache
 
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June 2008
While America prepares for the next wave of terrorist attacks, Britain is sleepwalking. Yet it is not too late to avert disaster
 
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