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Reviewing my 2013 Reading List (with an eye toward 2014)

January 1, 2013


Updated December 2013 I am reviewing my reading list I put together for 2013. It appears that other reading requirements sure got the best of this list. Here’s the list with edits and carry overs for next year’s list: The Revenge of Geography, Robert Kaplan (move to 2014) The New American Militarism, Andrew Bacevich Hybrid […]

Dempsey’s (Security) Paradox

November 23, 2012


Last week I referred to a Foreign Policy blog post by Micah Zenko and how it relates to my transition from national security studies to peace studies. I’d like to share that post here in its entirety as it is definitely something I am ruminating on. First, the “security paradox” that General Dempsey refers to […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Liberal Leviathan

March 28, 2012


By G. John Ikenberry  In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in history in providing security and prosperity to more people. But in the last […]