Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 4th, 2008

Everything I know about military tactics I learned from playing Civ4. In other words, I don’t know much at all about military tactics. But there are two situations that always annoy me when playing the game that I try to avoid. The first situation is the small attack met with large counterattack. This is, in […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on August 28th, 2008

In my earlier post on the conflict over South Ossetia, Darius wrote back with a comment, the response to which will be this post. My initial question was regarding the specifically “Lithuanian” interest in supporting Georgia, but Darius responded that the pro-Georgian position is hardly surprising—in fact, it is the default, Western, mainstream position (especially […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on August 13th, 2008

[UPDATE: I’ve cleaned up this post for style and have added some links, now that I am in front of my own computer in Brussels.] I first heard of the incidents in the Caucasus (South Ossetian provocation leading to Georgian shelling leading to Russian response, which has included crossing into Georgia proper) while hidden in […]

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