Browsing All posts tagged under »globalization«

Deviant Globalization

December 21, 2012


Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century This carefully curated selection of provocative and accessible essays helps us come to grips with the dark underside of the global economy, and sheds new light on what we can and should do about it.—Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Watson Institute for […]

Evolution of the earth’s economic center of gravity

July 17, 2012


                                From The Economist: How the world’s economic centre of gravity has shifted IT IS not exactly news that the world’s economic centre of gravity is shifting east. But it is striking how fast this seems to be happening. In […]

The Nation-State Reborn

May 31, 2012


“The most powerful political ideology on the face of the earth is nationalism, not democracy.” John Mearsheimer This is a reblog of a post at Project Syndicate by Dani Rodrik Echoing an idea I have been pushing back against in military conceptual work, Rodrik takes issue with the idea that globalization has replaced the nation-state. He […]

The Great Illusion

March 15, 2012


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 […]

Rocket Science Day 2

November 4, 2011


Day 2 of the mind meld between my colleague at Thinking Like A Cheetah (ivy leaguer) and I (state schooler). Again we are trying to creating a model of the strategic environment to help forecast capability requirements. The chart here represents the data being applied to the theory. Using the evaluations of stability and interdependence cooperation a quadrant […]

In Greece, austerity kindles deep discontent – The Washington Post

May 15, 2011


Just how far north will economic and social discontent travel? Athens — Already struggling to avoid a debt default that could seal Greece’s fate as a financial pariah, this Mediterranean nation is also scrambling to contain another threat — a breakdown in the rule of law. Thousands have joined an “I Won’t Pay” movement, refusing […]