The View From the Veranda

Last week I gave a talk to some students at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), at theĀ University of Leeds. I've been an honorary Visiting Research Fellow with POLIS since April 2006, and it's a rare occasion when I'm actually on-site. In fact, this was only the second time, the first being a … Continue reading The View From the Veranda

Primary and Secondary Source Management

Despite all sorts of professional involvement in data mining and knowledge development/management/exploitation, it hasn't translated well to how I manage my personal files at home.Ā I've been collecting primary and secondary research materials for years, but somehow never really used any form of software or tool to manage it all. File folders and file naming conventions, … Continue reading Primary and Secondary Source Management

Potential Genetic Weapons?

This, via SSRN's Conflict Studies Abstracts: Developing an Analytical Framework for Genetic Warfare Policy R.E. Burnett ABSTRACT: Within the general notion of biological WMDs is a weapon that has been least discussed - the potential genetic weapon. Technologies that have been evolving from basic research into the molecular biology of genes and DNA/RNA are now … Continue reading Potential Genetic Weapons?

Omnivore 24/09/09

Tie Troops To Progress on Afghanistan's Corruption, Brookings Institute Should the United States Withdraw From Afghanistan? Cato Institute A "Better War" in Afghanistan, Center for a New American Security Shape, Clear, Hold and Build: "Uncertain Lessons of the Afghan and Iraq Wars", Centre for Security & Int'l Studies Pakistani Capabilities for a Counterinsurgency Campaign, New … Continue reading Omnivore 24/09/09