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 23/05/2009
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 […]
Stealth Wars and the American Republic– A Perspective
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 […]
Can Modern America Wage a Counterinsurgency Campaign?
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 […]
Notes From All Over 1/19/09
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 […]
Climate Change in Perspective
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. .
Additions to the Blog Roll
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 […]
Notes From All Over: 17/10/2008
Here is the full list of notable blog posts, articles, and editorials published in the last two weeks that I was too lazy to blog about but are worth passing along anyway: Green Inc has an interesting post up on Polish efforts to block the next EU carbon-caps regime. While I dislike the general tone […]
The Modern DoD: Guns, Money, and… Public Diplomacy?
As of Monday, the U.S. Army’s Stability Operations Field Manual is in circulation. The field manual will be used as the go-to guide for officers conducting “Stability Operations.” The Washington Post reporting: The Army on Monday will unveil an unprecedented doctrine that declares nation-building missions will probably become more important than conventional warfare and defines […]
Notes From All Over: 9/24
I have been quite busy the past week, and as such, I have left this blog woefully unattended. For those who just happen to get their world affairs fix here, I can imagine that this would be quite a tragedy. Yet not all is lost. I have had just enough time to keep up with […]