Six months ago I wrote a post questioning America’s ability to wage a proper population-centric counterinsurgency. The post noted the structural features of modern democratic institutions that make waging a “Long War” near impossible. I ended this post with a projection for the next year: Can Modern America Wage Counterinsurgency?T. Greer. Scholar’s Stage. 4 March […]
Three days ago I added the American Security Project’s blog, The Flash Point, to my blog roll. I had come across the blog when Mark Sanfranski (“Zenpundit”) highlighted the work of Dr. Bernard Finel, one of the blog’s primary authors, in a recent post on his site. I was intrigued by his work, and found […]
This blog is under construction and redesign, for the moment. I apologize for any ugliness or other obscenities that may appear over the next few weeks.
I apologize to my readers for the recent dearth in posts. My schedule has now cleared up, and over the next few days I shall post a few of the things that have been sitting inside my blogspot workspace for the last while. The appointment of American ambassadors are tricky things. In many ways, the […]
Notes From All Over: A collection of recently published articles, essays, reports, or blog posts of merit. Life shall require my attention for the nest week, so please do not expect much in the way of new posts. In order to meet my readership’s desire for important world news updates and intelligent analysis, I have […]
As a citizen of the United States of America there is much in my country that provides me with cause for anguish. The Union wages a war which she is unlikely to win, the elected officials who operate the cogs of government give no heed to its founding charter, and my fellow citizens stand idly […]
Lt. General David Barno, the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, gave testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 26. His testimony is not small (30 pages in PDF form) but is an essential read for those concerned with the future of American efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. While much in […]
A collection of recently published articles, essays, reports, and blog posts of merit.Freedom House has released its annual Freedom in the World Report. Freedom in the World 2009 is a thoroughly depressing document, with only one region – Southeast Asia – making significant gains. An image of the corresponding “Map of Freedom” can be seen […]
A friend recently asked my position on climate change policy. This lecture by Bjorn Lomborg pretty much nails it. Hopefully I will get to write a bit more on this later in the week; until then enjoy Mr. Lomborg’s presentation. .
As part of The Scholar’s Stage‘s face lift, I have updated the blogroll on this site. The “Blogs of Note” now selects 10 random blogs from my personal reading list. Along with this change came the addition of several blogs to the list. I will offer a brief highlight of these for the benefit of […]