I also bought some sweet rubber ducks at the British Museum.
I’m going to start repeatedly flogging the nomination process and voting registration for the academic international-studies blogging awards. You can reduce the annoyance factor by submitting nominations soonest possible. Note that just because you don’t register doesn’t mean that you won’t receive a ballot, but registration ensures that you will. I will post an updated list of nominations by next week. We want more in all categories, but the “best blog post” is very much lagging. Feel free to self-nominate and to nominate more than one entry for a single category.
Lots of stuff going on, but not enough time to provide links. In brief:
- Rebel forces have taken Goma in the Congo in a move expected to have important national and regional repercussions.
- The most recent Israel-Hamas truce proposal has fallen apart.
- Matt Fay argues against drawing larger BMD implications from the “success” of Iron Dome.
- BLTN: Eric Rauchway discusses the debate over the Morganthau plan for Germany. This would seem to be PTJ’s territory.
- BLTN: the new PRC military high command.
- The PLA and Jordan conduct joint military drills.
- Michael Krepon ruminates in the unitary-rational actor assumption and deterrence theory.
- Andrew Koppelman on “‘necessay’, ‘proper’, and health-care reform.“
- Patrick Meier discusses the speedy verification of sources on twitter.
Image by (and copyright) William Kevin Petty.