War in Europe

Ukraine: How Likely is Russia to Escalate?

Rand Corporation: Horizontal nuclear escalation against NATO is an option

Russian 9М723К5 (9P78–1 TEL of 9K720 Iskander-M SRBM system with 9M723K5 missiles. Image credit: By Vitaly V. Kuzmin — http://www.vitalykuzmin.net/Military/ARMY-2016-Demonstration/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52213498

Painting and thinking

I was painting my boat this afternoon and reflecting on Putin’s situation, shaping a story in my mind.

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James Marinero

James Marinero

Follow me for a varied Top Writer diet: true stories, humor, tech, AI, travel, geopolitics and small business tips as I write around the world on my old boat.