Top Billing! Galrahn at Information Dissemination for his comprehensive Somali pirate blogging Observing the Obama Administration Somali Piracy Policy , Somalia is Bigger than Piracy Even as Piracy Dominates the News, French Conduct Hostage Rescue Off Somalia – Updated , Captain Richard Phillips Rescued , Leveraging Success Going Forward, Somali Pirates Vow Revenge, Kaplan’s Elegant Decline Applied to Piracy and Time to Plan and Weigh Options
Coming Anarchy: “Stop calling them pirates”
Global Guerillas: PIRATES
Outside the Beltway (Schuler) – Dealing With Somali Piracy (Updated)
HG’s World – In the Finest Traditions of the United States Navy
SWJ Blog – Weekend Piracy News, Opinion, Blog Roundup
David Axe – Somali Pirates versus the Tuna Trade
Ok…that’s enough piracy for anyone lacking a peg leg and a parrot. Moving on……
A MENA Burst: Abu Muqawama on The Regionalization of Hizballah and Lounsbury on Reading Race in MENA: Black Imam of Mecca and American reads
A more granular take on Mideast cultural-political issues.
SEED – The Living Robot
” Researchers have developed a robot capable of learning and interacting with the world using a biological brain.”
The Journal of Democracy – Reading Russia: The Siloviki in Charge
Tom’s 100 % correct. The folks pushing this, who include conservative Republican elder statesmen who know better, if they succeeded, would breathe new life into great power war ( our last round, WWII, cost 60 million dead) and give a huge edge to dictators who could produce a small arsenal of atomic bombs in secret.