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?”