Top Billing! Information Dissemination – Theories and Considerations
Missed this when Galrahn originally posted it. It’s a “must read” post for understanding where US Navy strategy could go in the next decade. First rate work!
I strongly agree here with Tom that the Pasdaran clique of Iranian “siloviki” from the IRGC and security ministries have now gained the upper hand over the clergy as a whole, by aligning with the hardest line minority of clerics. Guns trump turbans.
Whirledview (CKR) – Turning Points
Cheryl Rofer’s next post in our 1913 discussion.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel- Shift Happens Redux
John details his new longitudinal Shift Index.
The Committee of Public Safety – The Soviet Package of Liberty
The Soviets as strategic spoilers.
Rough Type – The sour Wikipedian
Nick Carr makes the argument that Wikipedians – and by extension, social media user types – are basically loner a-holes. Thanks Nick! 😉
Zero Intelligence Agents – Interstate Conflict and Genetic Similarity; Consequences for COIN and Fog of COIN
Progressive Historians (Ellman) – Living On $2 A Day: An Interview With Economist Jonathan Morduch
A fascinating look at the often sophisticated market activity of the world’s “bottom billions”.
SWJ Blog (Dilegge) – War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age
physicsworld.com – In search of the black swans
Is the professional and institutional culture of scientists discouraging future paradigm shifts ?
The latent creativity and discovery for the many in the “wasted” time of the few.
Jonathan F. Keiler and Michael Walzer discuss how the concept of “proportionality” in the Laws of War are applied and (more frequently) misunderstood and misapplied.
SEED – Did Cooking Make Us Human?
Did a piece of cultural evolution – cooking food – drive human evolution ?
The Jamestown Foundation – Mystery Surrounds Alleged Hezbollah Links to Drug Arrests in Curacao
A somewhat older article. It begs the question of to what degree has Hezbollah penetrated the Lebanese and Arab diaspora in Latin America?
Paul Collier on “Post-Conflict Recovery” – salvaging failed states (2009).
Iran’s internal politics, a conversation with Karim Sadjadpour (2007)