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BREXIT

BREXIT

IT’S THAT IRISH BORDER AGAIN!!

We have been here before, in October 2016 to be precise. My first scheduled lecture for the 2016/17 season was changed to BREXIT!!

That October for the first time I searched Google for a map of Northern Ireland!! Six months before neither I nor anyone else was very interested in Ulster, which what is the locals call Northern Ireland. But that October, the media in America and Europe was full of maps of that border between the Republic and Ulster, with many commentators turning their attention to the forgotten terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

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CHINA’s GROWING CAPABILITY IN SPACE

CHINA’s GROWING CAPABILITY IN SPACE

“US military eyes new generation of space weapons”, reports the Financial Times in London.

In June Beijing has completed its constellation of 35 BeiDou third generation satellites to power China’s alternative to America’s GPS.

Military and civilian satellites play a crucial role in both US defence and the Global Economy. Military planners worry that now with its own GPS (BeiDou), China could disable US satellite systems in the event of armed confrontation. An idea a decade ago that seemed preposterous, but now?

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