Introduction on the Gulf of Mexico Discovery: Via WindsofChange, in "Treasure in the Waters", Publius Pundit covers the story regarding Devon and Chveron’s recent energy discovery in the Gulf of Mexico: Treasure was discovered in America’s Gulf of Mexico waters today,...
Introduction: Situation on the Ground  I’ve been abstaining from commenting on the Israel-Hezbollah conflict since so many other bloggers and analysts are providing better coverage. But, the analysis from StratFor is very fitting (from "Special Report: The Ground Offensive" 08/01/06):...
Summary While intentional or not, Israel’s incursion into Lebanon (aimed at Hezbollah) is now a proxy war against Iran via Hezbollah and Hamas, a violent mirroring of the US-Iran maneuverings in the UN and in Iraq. The incursion also demonstrates...

Indian Myth or Promise?

Introduction A few months back, I wrote in “India, the US and the Anglosphere“, that India should be positioned by the US as the next global leader “just as Great Britain gracefully passed its world power status to the United...
From Mumbai Metroblogging: There are injured and dead people lying on the tracks. No police in the picture, no fire brigades. Its the local people, the shopkeepers and the people wo live close to the house who are coming into...
Introduction The Economist earlier last month did an update on America’s relationship in Central Europe, the area earlier hailed by Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as part of the “New Europe.” While I applaud his speech as brillent tactical...
Happy July 4th Everyone Your July 4th History Lesson of the Day: While this picture is often depicted as the signing of the declaration, it actually the drafting of the document. But alas, this picture by Trumbull, as a depicting...
Quick Post: Towards a Broader view of Energy Security? Sebastian Mallaby of the Washington Post does an excellent job in “What ‘Energy Security’ Really Means” on broadening the general public’s view of energy security. Read on. What everyone thinks about energy...
Introduction Tyler Cowen (from Marginal Revolution) presents an excerpt for this interesting paper: Results of the experiment demonstrated dramatic cultural differences in financial value estimations, as well as on the influence of variables such as framing effects. Chinese participants made higher...
Summary: The Global Swarm Continues StrategyUnit has focused on the fact that “Islamic Terrorism” (for lack of a better, shorter term) as it exists today is very much the global guerilla movement that John Robb has been writting about. The recent...