Very busy week and we are hosting my nephew this weekend, so this may be short:
Probably the most provocative analytical political piece of the past month. Reminds me slightly of an internal version of The Shield of Achilles.
Global Guerillas – PAKISTAN AND OPEN SOURCE WARFARE and JOURNAL: An Open Source Counter-insurgency for Pakistan?
John estimates Pakistan’s chances and finds them to be slim. Good back and forth with Dr. Chet Richards on How afraid should we be? in addition.
MountainRunner- Guest Post: How to win the GWOT – or whatever it’s called today
Matt Armstrong turns over his blog to some former NSC staff members, Mark Pfeifle and Jonathan Thompson.
I could use some of this anti-aging elixir this morning!
Scientific American – How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood
The neuroscience implies that the average workspace design for offices and schools promotes a feeling of jet lag and depression. LOL! How true.
Proceeedings – “The Overstated Threat” by Commander John Patch, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
The pirates 15 minutes of fame should be over, according to Patch.
The Jamestown Foundation – Ingushetia is Still Burning
In case you feel a need for an update for the troubles of Russo-Transcaucasian backwater.
The Annual Edge Question 2009 – “What will change everything?… What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?”