Kenneth Leslie (b. 1966) is an independent researcher and commentator on geopolitical issues based in London. His previous careers include musicianship and academic work with special interest in complexity, memory and consciousness. Ken is also the founder of the Committee for Slav Affairs, also based in London.
The Russian insistence on predictability is a signal, a banner of peace and friendship. At the same time, predictability is easy to handle by the bureaucratic apparatus since it doesn’t require tight coordination of various components and levels.