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

February 16, 2013

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

The Great Illusion

March 15, 2012

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While written in 2008 (and not at all directed at me), I thought this piece by Paul Krugman offered a slightly contrarian view of my recent writing on the intersection of interdependence and stability. Where Krugman offers that it is an illusion to believe economic interdependence will ride the world of conflict, I believe he is taking an incomplete view […]

Readings in preparation for MIT Seminar XXI

January 24, 2012

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What I am reading in preparation for this weekend’s MIT Seminar XXI session: Economic Paradigms: The “Washington Consensus” and Its Critics John Williamson, “A Short History of the Washington Consensus” Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Is There a Post-Washington Consensus Consensus?” Dani Rodrik, “Trading in Illusions” Kenneth Waltz, “Globalization and American Power” Lawrence Harrison, “Culture Matters” Michael […]

Take a Deep Breath, Pentagon

November 3, 2011

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via Danger Room By Spencer Ackerman Don’t believe the poverty story that the service chiefs brought to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday morning, shortly after McHugh ended his breakfast meeting. The so-called “sequestration” process that the chiefs fear, whereby automatic congressional cuts decimate the Pentagon budget — in Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s memorable […]

MIT Seminar XXI Fellowship

September 9, 2011

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For those interested, I will post here my experiences as an Army Fellow to MIT Seminar XXI for AY 11-12. Seminar XXI is an educational program for senior military officers, government and NGO officials, and executives in the national security policy community. The program’s objective is to provide future leaders of that community with enhanced analytic skills […]

A Darwinian world-AFJ

May 20, 2011

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I think he is incorrect in giving future global influence credit to IGOs…if his argument is the economy, then it would be corporations and/or illicit corporations. IGOs will only give credibility to actions so that one nations actions are not perceived as one sovereign infringing on another sovereign. At least we have conflict to look […]

Paying the piper-AFJ

May 20, 2011

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I think his argument is that an aerospace centric strategy will allows us to bridge this period of fiscal constraint; however he continues to argue that airpower will not resolve our national security challenges and that airpower is expensive.   Paying the piper An aerospace-centric defense strategy makes fiscal sense BY GENE MYERS Defense in an […]