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Citizen Digital Diplomacy?

February 8, 2014


Yesterday, my morning started with an exchange with Kosovo’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Petrit Selimi regarding potential naming conventions of their future armed forces. I suggested to Mr. Selimi that perhaps in a traditional sense of civil-military relations it was inappropriate to have NATO come up with a name. @Petrit @milot yet who's military is it? NATO or […]

How Big Would DoD Budget be Under Sequestration? Historically Big, It Turns Out.

February 16, 2013


How Big Would DoD Budget be Under Sequestration? Historically Big, It Turns Out..

Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” (Video)

August 3, 2012


From PBS Newshour: John J. Mearsheimer, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Dov S. Zakheim, a former Pentagon official who is now a senior advisor to the Center for Naval Analyses, sit down with PBS’ Judy Woodruff. They discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” a recent Foreign Affairs article by Kenneth […]

Gunslingers (U.S. Arms Sales Infograph)

August 1, 2012


GOOD Infographic: Worldwide Arms Sales DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS The world arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong economic impact on its major exporters. This infographic in collaboration with GOOD, shows the biggest international arms suppliers and buyers, and the United States’s recent dramatic jump in market share.

Infographic: U.S. Military Spending Versus Foreign Aid

July 30, 2012


 Good media platform published this infographic that portrays U.S. spending on defense and development aide in comparison to other countries. Data is from 2010 and before the recent publication of the new Defense Strategic Guidance and new budget priorities. Development assistance spending and military spending appear to promote two contradictory sets of values: one that builds and one that […]

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945-1998 (Video)

July 20, 2012


I found this video when looking for information on dynamic network data visualization. Gives you a sense of what the Cold War, deterrence, and mutually assured destruction was all about. From Youtube–Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and […]

My Readings for Seminar XXI

April 3, 2012


MIT Seminar XXI is coming to an end for this academic year. The last weekend event is this month. Here is the list of topics and assigned reading for the theme: U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY.  U.S. Grand Strategy: A Debate Barry Posen, “A Grand Strategy of Restraint” Robert Lieber, “Can the US Retain Primacy?” Robert Art, […]