Author Archives: Fraser

My Week That Was, 3 Mar 2017

My course is done, but in its last week I had to do some reading on Soviet and American denial and deception practices in the Cold War. The articles are all behind a paywall, but let’s just say the USSR was … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 13 Jan 2017

Due to a SNAFU at the graduate book store, I’m still waiting for my books for this course. We’re already in the third week and I don’t have my books. There have been workarounds for other books, but I really … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 06 Jan 2017

For my course, I’m working my way through Michael Bennett and Edward Walt’s Counterdeception: Principles and Applications for National Security. So far, I am not enthralled, but it does have a great overview of deception theory and thinkers. I’m also … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 23 Dec 2016

A little bit late, but I did finally get my thoughts for Rogue One out. I’m working on a final paper for one of my courses, and I’ve been reading a lot about North Korea’s missile program. Two great places … Continue reading

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Rogue One, I Think I Love You

Okay, so it’s Christmas morning and I have a bit of time, so let’s talk about Rogue One. This first part will be spoiler-free for those who haven’t yet seen the movie yet. The second part will include spoilers as … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 16 Dec 2016

Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve done one of these. Given that all my other writing is either schoolwork or a commission on which I’m working, I’ll get this out there to break the radio silence and offer … Continue reading

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Phantom Detective (or Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village)

Having been sent on a trip for work, I’ve had a chance to watch some movies, some of which I probably would not otherwise have watched, but Phantom Detective (the Korean title is Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village) is … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 4 November 2016

Still haven’t read anything for class, but I have been reading David Brin’s blog. He’s the author of the Postman, Earth, and the Uplift series, along with a lot of other stuff. He’s also a smart guy who has some … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 28 October 2016

I haven’t read anything for class because I’m in the final week and was doing stuff like writing a final paper, but I have been reading Dr. Andrei Lankov’s discussion of the emigration of ethnic Koreans from Japan to North … Continue reading

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The Tiger

I am always thankful for the relatively good number of Korean films and TV series Netflix Canada has to offer. When I saw The Tiger had arrived, a 2015 movie with one of Korea’s best actors – Choi Min-Sik – … Continue reading

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