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Top Billing! Threatswatch.org – Mexican President: Gov’t Does Not Control Areas on US Border
Steve Schippert pushes attention toward the greatest underreported national security problem of recent years. Other than John Sullivan, John Robb, Adam Elkus, Stratfor, Fabius Maximus and a few other small blog sites, is anybody paying regular attention to our Southern neighbor becoming a failed state ?
Congrats to Winslow Wheeler and Dr. Chet Richards for Stanford University Press picking up America’s Defense Meltdown.
Tim Stevens has a new article up in World Defence Systems.
Complexity and Social Networks Blog – Alone in the Crowd: The Structure and Spread of Loneliness in a Large Social Network
Is loneliness contagious ? More evidence on the dynamic qualitative nature of networks.
The Glittering Eye – Visualcy, Newspapers, and Political Communication and Case In Point
Visualcy has been a continuing on/off subject of discussion between myself and Dave
CTLab Review – Dr. Marc Tyrell – The Fight For Academic Hearts and Minds (warning: rant)
I like a good rant. 🙂
John P. Sullivan & Adam Elkus – SWJ – Postcard from Mumbai
The postmodern urban insurgency.
Fabius Maximus – The media doing what it does best these days, feeding us disinformation
FM takes on “advocacy journalism” ( case in point Newsweek, which explicitly practices this model)
Abu Muqawama – Special Abu Muqawama Interview: Craig Mullaney
Perhaps Craig Mullaney’s book, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education (Penguin USA), will be the Fiasco, the defining book, for the war in Afghanistan. Looks good and Mullaney is getting a lot of attention. Great title.
SWJ Blog – The Unforgiving Minute
Review by Dave Dilegge, another indicator that Mullaney may have written “the” book re: Afghanistan war for some time to come.
Top RAND defense intellectual, David Ronfeldt now has a blog, Apropos Two Theories ( hat tip to Shloky)
David Armano – Battle of the Brands
Danger Room – Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning
Scientific American – Six Ways to Boost Brainpower
Finally! Research we can use ! Guys – it justifies our excess caffeine consumption and playing of video games!
Courtesy of Tim Stevens of Ubiwar, the PPT of General (res.) Dr. Shimon Naveh of the IDF, feautured in a post here last week.
View more presentations from ubiwar.
From Jamais Cascio of Open The Future:
Art Center Summit talk – Future: To Go
View more presentations from Jamais Cascio. (tags: futuro de)
Dan Robles of Ingenesist ( Hat tip to Dave Davison at Thoughts Illustrated)
View more presentations from ingenesist. (tags: innovation economics)
February 22nd, 2009 at 8:07 pm
Other than John Robb, Adam Elkus, Stratfor, Fabius Maximus and a few other small blog sites, is anybody paying regular attention to our Southern neighbor becoming a failed state ?
More so than most – Lt. John Sullivan of the LASD.
February 23rd, 2009 at 1:51 am
Good point Dave. Credit where credit is due. Lt. Sullivan sort of fuses in my mind with Adam as I’ve met and have contact with Adam but not yet with Sullivan. I’ll add him to the line up.
February 23rd, 2009 at 5:27 am
Stratfor provides excellent coverge of events in Mexico.
February 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 am
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February 23rd, 2009 at 7:20 am
Thanks for the link! Sullivan and I frequently collaborate on criminal insurgency topics, but he was on the ball since the early 1990s in tracking the growth of cartel operations.
February 23rd, 2009 at 5:42 pm
Naveh’s slides may have brilliant text — haven’t read ’em yet — but they sure do NOT work as slides.
February 23rd, 2009 at 5:59 pm
No, they don’t. Effectively, they are his lecture notes. Evidently Naveh is not in sync with the visual part of his visual presentations
February 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 pm
Naveh needs some artsy fartsy guy with an earring to run his visuals.