– North Korea Says “Loud-Mouthed” Trump’s “Reckless” Syria Bombings Justify Their Nuclear Program:
“If you are looking for a world crisis which could bring about the dangers of a clash between great powers then North Korea is a bigger concern than Syria. I think what the Chinese are beginning to understand is that if this can’t be solved peaceably through negotiations, through pressure, then there is serious risk that the US will have only one option left, which is the military option.”
– Former MI6 chief, Sir John Sawers
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– BP hires former MI6 boss John Sawers (The Guardian, May 14, 2015):
Appointment to the board of Sawers, who has more than 35 years of experience in international affairs and security, highlights relevance of geopolitics to oil firm
BP has hired the former head of MI6 as it seeks to capitalise on his top-level diplomatic experience while dealing with some of the toughest political environments around the world.
Sir John Sawers, who was head of the Secret Intelligence Service between 2009 and 2014, has joined the oil company’s board as a non-executive member.
BP’s chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, said the former spy chief “brings extensive experience of international affairs and geopolitics”. Continue reading »
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