- Walter Russel Mead sees evidence of the “Anglosphere effect” in Australian, Canadian, and Indian relations. This reminds me that I am very much looking forward to reading Srdjan Vucetic’s The Anglosphere: A Genealogy of a Racialized Identity in International Relations.
- The Kremlin fires its Defense Minister. Dmitry Gorenburg provides context at the Russian Military Reform blog.
- Bloomberg News reports on Hu Jintao’s opening address at the Party Congress.
- Laia Balcells and Stathis Kalyvas: “Does Warfare Matter? Severity, Duration, and Outcomes in Civil Wars” (PDF).