Tag Archives: Thomas-P.M.-Barnett

A dangerous world; optimism in a time of pessimism

While I’m a fan and admirer of the journalist responsible for the theme of this blog, I am not a practitioner of his self proclaimed ethos, “pessimistic realism.” When asked during an interview for our first ever pod cast to … Continue reading

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Use Connectivity to Win Abkhazia

The WSJ has an op-ed on the recent Abkhaz-Georgian-Russian tensions which for anyone following it, offers mainly a summary of the situation up until now recounting especially Georgian mistakes while spending little time on Russia. In fact, it fails to … Continue reading

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The Extinction of Rinderpest

Rinderpest, an animal disease that plagued livestock and their human keepers across Eurasia and Africa for millennia, may be on the verge of joining smallpox as the only viral diseases to have been eradicated in human history. The virus never … Continue reading

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On Demographics, Part 3: Why the Gap will conquer the Core

UPDATE: Dr. Barnett responds in an unfortunately typical vitrioled post (“analytically-narrow”… “drunken [sic?] the Kool-Aid”… “Dark Lord”, etc., etc.). If anyone sees a real response in there, please share the substance in the comments. ORIGINAL POST: Part 1 – Part … Continue reading

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