How to Be Buddy-Buddy With an Guerilla General

    Far Eastern Economic Review (2 August 1997)with Thayer’s investigative work featured as its cover story. Image Credit: Wikimedia If you read one thing this weekend, this should be it. Nate Thayer was the Far Eastern and Economic Review‘s man on the ground in Cambodia for most of the 1990s. One of his editors […]

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The Limits of Expertise

Scott Reinhard, Expert Button (February 2010). Print at Scott Reinhard Co. Image source. Last month Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College  and a well regarded authority on Russian foreign policy and American nuclear strategy, published a thought-provoking essay on his blog titled “The Death of Expertise:” …I wonder […]

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I’m From Princeton, and I’m Here to Help!

I found myself immensely entertained with Faine Green‘s cartoon caricature of the young, progressive Ivy League graduate who arrives in Cambodia ready to save the world (and look good doing it). The caricature is smartly captioned: “She graduated from Princeton on a mission: a mission to save the world. Preferably with microcredit and hugs, and […]

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