If the events in Ukraine are to appear as more than a series of disconnected events, you really must take the long view. So if you want to understand why it looked last night as though war was about to break out in the Crimea, perhaps take a look at this piece of analysis by Stratfor. It's a company that focuses on geography and history to explain what is happening in the world. Stratfor makes its money by signing up paying subscribers, but makes some of its work freely available. The book from which this is taken, The next hundred years, is also worth reading.
I have decided to delay the deletion of data on the newsroom computers' drives until a week from today. Beginning on wednesday 11th July all data drives will be wiped and defragmented. This is essential to improve the reliability of the pc's for next semester. All students MUST ensure they have backed up their work on their own storage before this date.
Have a wonderful summer, Gerardo :-)