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.
Do you want to play a key part in the General Election coverage for Sky News? Do you think you’re up to the job – and do you think you can be fastest and best? Sky News is looking for energetic, reliable and accurate student journalists willing to contribute to the General Election results service for the 24-hour multi-platform news organisation. You’ll be paid a fee. And we’ll DOUBLE the fee if you get the results to the Sky News Centre first, beating all the opposition.
The election’s likely to be between March and June, so don’t volunteer unless you’re sure you’ll be able to deliver. Think you’ve got the skill and the bottle? Send a CV, with 150 words on why we should pick you, to the Sky News Co-ordinator, Pauliina Porkka at Pauliina.porkka [at] bskyb.com. Put ‘Election’ in the title of your email. Tell us which part of the country you could cover. Make sure you include full contact details. Get your application in by Monday, January 4th.
Editorial Development Manager