Red Queen returns in December
27 May, 2014 | The Red Team Red Queen
Due to a personal medical issue that is taking longer than expected to resolve, the Red Queen’s blog shall return in mid-August. In the meantime, you may enjoy her occasional series of espionage news and intelligence history posts on Twitter (@RedQRedT, keywords “intelligent history”).
Unconventional Warfare is History’s Most Conventional Warfare
11 February, 2014 | The Red Team Red Queen
Having argued for years myself that today’s “conventional” military forces and ways of war are, historically, a sporadic occurrence, I’m pleased to note that Dr Max Boot has published his magnum opus on the subject of what currently receives the label of “irregular” or “asymmetric” or “guerilla” warfare but is, in fact, the “usual” sort […]
Sochi is Misdirection – Watch the Kremlin.
7 February, 2014 | The Red Team Red Queen
The “respond with strength” dictum governing Russia’s political realm is well-known, so suffice it to say that Russia now shines forth as an example of those “disproportionate response” signs you find all over those little corners of the world where both the people and the police are fine with an angry homeowner venting frustration upon […]
Springtime for horizon scanning
20 January, 2014 | Lynette
Nusbacher Associates will start the Spring with strategy. The first step in structured strategy is horizon scanning, and we will begin the year with sector-specific horizon-scanning workshops for chief executives, board members and similar senior leaders. These one-day workshops will draw on the expertise of the attendees and our own highly developed horizon scanning skills […]
Asymmetrical Warfare: An Operator’s View
10 January, 2014 | The Red Team Red Queen
UPDATE: Reformatted into *.PNG and minor amendment of text. Here’s a handy little graphic suitable for your next death-by-powerpoint presentation. Summary: When foreign military intervention occurs for counterterrorism purposes, its success requires consistency and intensity across the timeline of engagement; the current pyramid scheme (aka drawdown) undercuts committed HCN involvement and thus facilitates long-term instability. […]
Mary Allberry Joins Nusbacher Associates
9 January, 2014 | Lynette
Nusbacher Associates is proud to announce that Mary Allberry has joined the firm as Events Manager. Mary will be managing a series of horizon scanning events beginning later this Winter. The events will bring small groups of chief executives together to conduct focussed, sector-specific horizon scans with the Nusbacher Associates core. Mary comes to us […]
Rosalind Luper Joins Nusbacher Associates
9 January, 2014 | Lynette
Nusbacher Associates is proud to announce that Rosalind Luper is joining the firm as Operations Manager. Ros has in the past been judged the Most Efficient Administrator in Europe, and we look forward to her administrative effectiveness honing the razor edge of Nusbacher Associates’s capabilities. Ros comes to us after working with Connexions Berkshire and […]
What’s an anchorite, and what was she doing walled up in that church?
2 January, 2014 | Lynette
Are you an anchorite? Without structured methods of horizon scanning you can’t help but see a narrow version of the future, coloured by your background and expectations. Nusbacher Associates can help you use tools to hunt black swans, inoculate yourself against surprise and create a clear picture of your business future.
Defining Terrorism (Transactional Analysis Psychology, Cults and Gangs, Just War, and is Terrorism Different?)
31 December, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen
Most people don’t realize that there is no definition of terrorism. Now that my most recent relocation has passed, #Volgograd is in the news and the Chinese regime is trying to paint this week’s Uighur violence as “terrorism” (see @RedQRedT on Twitter), I thought it may be helpful to post some of my thinking on […]
Lynette teaches Rome on video
19 December, 2013 | Lynette
English expert on historical fighting Mike Loades has directed a new video on the Battle of the Teutoburger Forest, with voice commentary by our own Lynette Nusbacher. Catch it on YouTube.