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This is a list of articles and other materials that date from 2020 onwards. We will endeavour to update it from time to time. For the most recent articles, click here to access a reverse chronological list.

The subjects about which we write most frequently have been:

1. The socio-economic effects of COVID

2. The politics of Kuwait

3. Self-defence and close combat fighting

4. Travel in hostile environments

5. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine (particularly in the south)

6. The Republic of Belarus

7. The Republic of Serbia

8. Politics in the Balkans

9. Personal security

10. The work of intelligence personnel

11. Information about specific intelligence agents

12. Moldova and the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic

13. Recreational drug use and how to mitigate its harms

14. The safety of electronic communications

15. Light hearted articles in the above categories

Here is the chronological list of articles.

March 2020

What questions should we be asking about Coronavirus?

Illegal international financing networks: the basics

How to survive a Mareva injunction

Managing an arrest

Most likely to succeed? Potential scenarios for Kuwaiti succession

How to manage travel during a lockdown

April 2020

How to cross a frontier of the Russian Federation with a British passport

What to do when the Police enter crowded licensed premises with a view to making arrests

Coronavirus cases: will we accept them?

How to approach a surprise militia checkpoint

How to spot a crooked lawyer

Russia Today - In Russian?

How to beat the traffic

Self defence in societies without guns

The lamp of liberty in an age of crisis

Are you are confused about Coronavirus statistics?

The endurance of faith in a time of crisis

How to enter and exit the Gaza Strip

The United Nations at 75: time for a rewrite?

Counting Death

After the Plague

Coronavirus travel blog: Minsk, Republic of Belarus

May 2020

Travelling around Europe during a Coronavirus crisis: a practical guide

Coronavirus and narcotics: geopolitical comparison

Unlocking Europe

Society after Coronavirus #1: Unlocking Transport

Society after Coronavirus #2: Hospitality and Real Estate

Coronavirus travel diary #2: Belarus, five weeks on

Coronavirus face masks: what's your style?

Society after Coronavirus #3: the Growth of Government 

Travelling in Europe as the Coronavirus pandemic winds down

Society after Coronavirus Essay #4: War, Crime and Terror

June 2020

Society after Coronavirus Essay #6: Revolutions in Agriculture

July 2020

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter 1

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter 2

The menace of banality

Society after Coronavirus #7: Universal Basic Income

Society after Coronavirus #5: International Healthcare Cooperation

October 2020

Society after Coronavrius #8: the Relentless Contraction of the Economy

Society after Coronavirus #9: What's Wrong with Lockdown Measures?

The Battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Chapter Three

Society after Coronavirus Part #10: A Short History of Plagues

November 2020

Why is Trump litigating over the US General Election?

March 2021

Areopagitica: Freedom of Debate and the Global COVID Challenge

The United Nations in the Fight against COVID

April 2021

Coronavirus Travel Diary: Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

The Demise of the Dayton Protectorate

How to Exit Bosnia

Constitutional Reform in Contemporary Bosnia

June 2021

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Four

September 2021

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Five

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Six

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Seven

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Eight

Suing the Intelligence Services: Part #1

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Nine

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Ten

What is the best mobile phone to purchase?

October 2021

Secure messaging: can it be done?

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Eleven

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Twelve

The fight for Northern Kosovo

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Chapter Thirteen / Suing the Intelligence Services, Part #2 

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Fourteen

Population Decline in Russia and Ukraine: Toward an Explanation

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Fifteen

November 2021

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Sixteen

The problem with vaccine passports

Suing the intelligence services, Part #3; the fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Seventeen

The Instagram Quiz

The problem with Bosnia's last High Representative

Das problem mit Bosniens letztem Hohen Vertreter

Problem sa prosljedenjim visokim predstavnikom Bosne

December 2021

Open letter to Alexander Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia

Drug policy in contemporary Serbia

Ascertaining Drug Consumption: A Practical Guide for First Responders

January 2022

Self-defence for beginners

Job specification: legal assistant, the Paladins

Job specification: computer programmer and white-hat hacker, the Paladins

Job Specification: House Manager, the Paladins

How to be properly poisoned

Job specification: House manager, the Paladins

How to survive a land invasion by the Red Army

An Essay on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Part #1

How to deal with a trail

An Essay on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Part #2: Domestic Political Manoueverings

Suing the Intelligence Services, Part #4; the Battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Part #18

February 2022

Associated Press - Bad Journalistic Standards

An Essay on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Part #3: Why is the Diplomacy Failing?

The Kuwaiti Videos Affair - Contents

The Paladins Services in the Ukraine Conflict

An Essay on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Part #4: Understanding Russian Intentions

An Essay on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Part #5: Preventing another Genocide

Ukraine: how to avoid being shot by snipers

March 2022

Ukraine: pricing structures for extraction services

Ukraine: intergovernmental situation assessment as of 16:00 EET Wednesday 22 March 2022

Ukraine War Bulletin as of 17:00 EET Wednesday 2 March 2022

Aggression of Russia and Belarus in Ukraine, February to March 2022

The Paladins statement on the catastrophes in Kharkiv and Mariupol

Ukraine War Bulletin #17, 18:00 EET, Thursday 3 March 2022

Pridnestrovian Diary, Day #1

How to contribute to the Paladins' emergency logistics campaign

Understanding the political psychology of the Russia-Ukraine war

Ukraine: an essay on the economics of the refugee crisis

Pridnestrovian Diary, Part #2: behind Russian lines, the future of Bessarabia is at stake

Open letter to the President of Pridnestrovia

Открытое письмо Президенту Приднестровья

Borders, refugee flows and refugee facilities in Bessarabia

Personal reflections on the war in Ukraine

Bessarabian Logistics: A Practical Guide
 

April 2022

Ten things you (probably) never knew about the war in Ukraine

Ukraine: Towards a Peace Agreement, Part #1

Ukraine: war crimes tracker

The best map of the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic ("PMR")

Ukraine Body Count

Ukraine War Crimes Register: Travelling Draft

Travel to Ukraine: call for volunteer

A Guide to the Initial Investigation of War Crimes

Ukraine War Crimes Register: Guide for Volunteers

Україна: трекер військових злочинів

War crimes allegations: recommending a forum

Ukraine war crimes investigation notes

Украина: трекер военных преступлений

The Paladins services on filing complaints with the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Open letter to Governor Vitaliy Kim

Akhmetov's Steel Factory and Kolomoisky's Port

Specialist extraction services: Ukraine

A Journeyman's Guide to Vacationing in Crimea

A Journeyman's Guide to Travelling in the Donbass

A Journeyman's Guide to Travel to Mariupol

War Crimes Reports of the Ukraine Office for the Coordination of European/Euro-Atlantic Integration

A Journeyman's Guide to Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson and Melitopol

The attack on Pridnestrovia, 26 April 2022

The Azovstal Steel Factory, April 2022

The Paladins news articles about Ukraine: a statement of ethical principles

The Paladins: a Lexicology

May 2022

A journeyman's guide to travel in Zaporizhzhiya oblast and its environs

The Paladins observations on Labour Day amidst the war in Ukraine

The Paladins Guide to Confidential Communications in Theatre

The Russification of Ukrainian Railways

Rublising Ukraine

The assault on Nikolaev

Open letter to Mr Igor Kolomoisky

Questions and answers about the war in Ukraine

Zelenskiy's flight

What's going on in the Donbass?

The school bombing in Bilhorivka

Ukraine: will there be a nuclear exchange?

A short guide to Russian battlefield equipment employed in Ukrainian theatre

The Northern Ireland Border Problem, Part #2

The Paladins updates on the war in Ukraine

A Journeyman's Guide to Travelling to Belarus in the Summer of 2022

A Beginner's Guide to Visiting the Republic of Serbia

Open letter to Mr Elon Musk

Is the GRU efficient?

Contemporary developments in surveillance technology

How to create an ad hoc helipad or runway

Civilian carry of firearms

Do I need to register with the Police upon arrival in Serbia?

Long distance travel by train and by bus

The political economy of the Russian Federation

Enerhodar tales

Equestrianism

A guide to snakes, insects and other harmful small animals

A journeyman's guide to travel in western Ukraine

What next in Russia's Ukraine strategy?

The Paladins: extraction services from or around Ukraine

The Second Cold War

A brief biography of Aleksandr Dvornikov

June 2022

Decriminalising narcotics

Cocaine and amphetamine psychoses

Open letter to the President of the Republic of Serbia on the occasion of his re-election

The methods and goals of a political psychologist

What is constructivism?

International Relations in the Twenty-First Century: the Russian Snake

My friend has a severe drug addiction problem. What should I do?

What Happened to NATO?

Technological developments in conventional warfare

Rearming Germany and Britain

Why are there no peace negotiations?

International relations in the Twenty-First Century

A guide to Russian merchant shipping vessels

Rewriting the Official Secrets Act 1989

Ukraine travel advisory update

How to survive an FSB filtration

Welcome to Serbia! Avoid Amphetamines. Добродошли у Србију! Избегавајте амфетамине

Per Diem rates in conflict zones

Hostile environments, Part #1: Uzbekistan

Hostile environments, Part #2: Republic of the Congo

Hostile environments, Part #3: Venezuela

 

July 2022

Hostile environments, Part #4: the Republic of Tajikistan

Hostile environments, Part #5: Ethiopia

Hostile environments, Part #6: Bolivia

Hostile environments, Part #7: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hostile environments, Part #8: the Gaza Strip

Sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Serbia: the hidden taboo

Hostile environments training course

Hostile environments, Part #9: the Republic of Belarus

Hostile Environments, Part #10: Bangladesh

Hostile environments, Part #11: Mauritania

The United Kingdom and Pridnestrovia: Bilateral Relations

Diplomacy in the Second Cold War

How to get in and out of cars

Hostile environments, Part #12: the Republic of Serbia

Russia's nuclear ambitions in Europe

Autism spectrum disorder: a battlefield civilian expert's psychiatric analysis

Holy Kiev

Pridnestrovian Diary: 30 July 2022

Pridnestrovia: What's it all about?

August 2022

What's going on in Northern Kosovo?

Второе открытое письмо Президенту Приднестровья по поводу конфликта на юге Украины

Second open letter to the President of Pridnestrovia on the conflict in Ukraine

Pridnestrovia: what's not in the textbooks

The Paladins mission danger scale

Spending your 2022 summer holidays in Odessa

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, chapter 18

What's wrong with the Swiss legal system?

Balkans insight: a Paladins focus

Russia / Ukraine: the Paladins are leading experts

What's going on at Enerhodar?

The Prime Minister of Finland

Атомный ветер Энергодар: советы киевлянам, николаевцам и херсонцам

Enerhodar: summary of position late August 2022

The best bar in the world

The borders of Novorossiya

Mikhael Gorbachev: a personal obituary

September 2022

Falling out of hospital windows

Kherson travel update

My ten favourite things about Belgrade

The new Iron Curtain

How to stay fit in your late 40's

God save the King

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Chapter 19

The struggle for Kharkiv oblast

In defence of the IAEA

John Bosnitch on Her Majesty the Queen

Banning Gay Pride

In the matter of Группа Вагнера (Wagner Group)

Should Ecstasy (MDMA) be legalised?

The Paladins instructions for emergency contact

The Belgrade Drug Policy Clinic

The West's advantage in the Second Cold War

How to use a Balisong

How to use Nunchaku

The PALADINS mission to Kherson

How to smuggle contraband through airports

Daniel O'Brien of Dubai

What's up with WhatsApp?

Is Telegram twisted?

Are we safe with Signal?

Conscripting Russia

VOIP without numbers

The Paladins scales for agent skills and reliability

October 2022

Why is Serbia poor - and is it true?

The fight for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Chapter 20

Why are spies tied to chairs?

Pridnestrovian problems

The Paladins Organisation publications record

A federalisation plan for the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic

Observing subcultures in contemporary Serbia

Getting in and out of Ukraine

Chisinau Diary

Otto von Bismarck on the war in Ukraine

The autonomous territorial unit of Gagauzia

Eastern Europe expatriate quality of life scales

A federalisation plan for the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic, Part #2

Russia's anticipated use of neutron bombs in Ukraine

Damjan Krnjevic-Miskovic, Russian agent

Visiting Mount Athos

Martial law in Russian-occupied Ukraine

The flooding of Kherson

Kuwaiti intelligence. Do they have any?

How should we fight the cocaine epidemic?

How to reform Twitter

The battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy, Part #21

Qatar's social conservatism: a World Cup 2022 perspective

November 2022

The tragic fall of the International Olympic Committee

Clinical trials towards the legalisation of psilocybin and LSD

What drives a traitor?

What's wrong with the Olympic Council of Asia

What's wrong with Red Star Football Club?

Close combat using ashtrays

Nebojsa Lazarevic, Russian agent in the Serbian government

Getting weapons past security guards

Russian intelligence organisations' presence in Serbia

A federalisation plan for the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic, Part #3

World Cup Doha - where is Sheikh Ahmed?

Why Liz Truss's fiscal policy was right

Clinical trials towards the legalisation of psilocybin and LSD

What drives a traitor?

What's wrong with the Olympic Council of Asia?

Close combat using ashtrays

What's wrong with Red Star Football Club?

Getting weapons past security guards

Nebojsa Lazarevic, Russian agent in the Serbian government

Russian intelligence organisations' presence in Serbia

World Cup Doha - where is Ahmed Al-Sabah?

Nebojsa Lazarevic, ruski agent u vladi Srbije

Russian intelligence organisations in Serbia, Part #2

Serbian Police units met with automatic weapons fire on the Hungarian border

Job applications: Intelligence Officer at the PALADINS Organization

How to win the Second Cold War

Moldova's Energy Crisis

Scott Morrison, traitor to Australia and foreign agent

December 2022

Why do I love Serbia?

David Beckham's hotel room

How to be properly poisoned, Part #2

FSB in Belgrade

What it's like to be gay (hooray!)

Borders in the Balkans

SVR harassment and countermeasures

Applying pressure to adversaries: a journeyman's guide

Bojan, the Serbian assassin

Serbia: CLOSED to foreign psychopaths

Doha poisonings - letter to British Minister Amanda Milling

Letter to Serbian President Alexander Vucic on Drugs Policy

Letter to Hamad Al-Haroun

The identity of my poisoner

Russia's attempts to freeze Ukraine to death

Who is running the SVR?

The mysterious death of Dimitriy Zelanov

Europe's dodgy airports

How to remain President of Russia

The future of the Russian Federation

How to lose control of a global social media company

Should we regulate social media?

Dancing when you're old and young

The solicitor's duty to the Court

Why I enjoy being gay

Embracing diversity at the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Is your sexuality relevant when being poisoned by chloral hydrate?

Inclusiveness policies at the Quarters Swiss Cottage

How to negotiate with Russians

Julius Caesar

Sex trafficking of professional people

Homosexual sex trafficking in Kuwait

Homosexual money laundering in Russia

Use of the death penalty in Kuwait against Royal Family members

Ethics, discipline and integrity in the recruitment of intelligence agents

Should Kuwait become a Republic? (Part #1)

A love story

How to give someone a hard beating using police equipment

Kuwait: supporting homosexual rights in Afghanistan

Russian Signals updates: advanced techniques to avoid blunders and incompetence

The Paladins

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