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.
The final (sob) assessed news day takes place this Friday for Year 3 undergraduates.
It's a TV bulletin that will air at 5pm.
The roles, which you've no doubt worked out by now, are as follows.
Editors: James Mullan, Scott Mitchell, Frances Christian-Acquaah
Executives: Huw Jenkins, Sarina Iskandar, Tania Steere
Assessed reporters: Harley Tamplin, Jemma Rogers, Tiia Mustonen, Clare Freeman, Drew Mark, Anthony Dunkley, Jay Akbar, Oprah Flash, Alex Maitland,Tom Rowse, Nick Duffy, Ferouz Berhe
News team: Jessica Fleig, Danielle Morris, Agatha Yuen, Peter Brown,Dwayne Gordon-Harris, Michel'le Donnelly