A guide to sources of geopolitical insight on the Internet

There are a wide range of websites discussing geopolitics.  Now modern technology gives us a means to sort them into  objective (if quirky) categories.  See Typealyzer!  Here are some websites that I read; following that are the results from Typealyzer’s analysis.  {Hat tip to Andrew Meyer for mentioning this}

  • Fabius Maximus
  • Zenpundit
  • Abu Muqawama — following issues related to contemporary insurgencies
  • The Instapundit– blog of Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the U Tennessee
  • Don Vandergriff’s blog — an expert on leader development, personnel management and 4GW
  • Information Dissemination— a Professional Naval Centric blog
  • Global Guerrillas — blog of John Robb, about Networked tribes, systems disruption, and the emerging bazaar of violence.
  • Follow the Money— blog of Brad Setser, economist with the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Grasping Reality with Both Hands— The semi-daily journal of economist Brad DeLong (Berkeley)
  • Go Fug Yourself – Celebrity fashion analysis (see this explanation)

Make of this what you will.

INTP – The Thinkers

  • Fabius Maximus
  • Zenpundit — a blog dedicated to exploring the intersections of foreign policy, history, military theory, national security,strategic thinking, futurism, cognition and a number of other esoteric pursuits.

The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.

They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.

ESTP – The Doers

  • Abu Muqawama — Dedicated to following issues related to contemporary insurgencies as well as counterinsurgency tactics and strategy.
  • The Instapundit — blog of Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee.

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

 ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers

The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work int heir own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.

INTJ – The Scientists

  • Global Guerrillas — blog of John Robb; about networked tribes, systems disruption, and the emerging bazaar of violence. Resilient Communities, decentralized platforms, and self-organizing futures.
  • Follow the Money— blog of Brad Setser, economist with the Council on Foreign Relations

The long-range thinking and individualistic type. They are especially good at looking at almost anything and figuring out a way of improving it – often with a highly creative and imaginative touch. They are intellectually curious and daring, but might be physically hesitant to try new things.

The Scientists enjoy theoretical work that allows them to use their strong minds and bold creativity. Since they tend to be so abstract and theoretical in their communication they often have a problem communicating their visions to other people and need to learn patience and use concrete examples. Since they are extremely good at concentrating they often have no trouble working alone.

ISTP – The Mechanics

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

ESFJ – The Socializers

The social and opinionated type. They are especially attuned to the feelings of themselves and others. They tend to be very aware of the values of their peer-group and tend to see things as either right or wrong, good or bad. They tend to be traditional and value their friends and family the most.

The Socializers are down-to-earth, practical people and very keen on making sure everyone is alright. This quality makes them enjoy social work places. Since they enjoy beeing and keeping things neat and tidy, they often also enjoy working in such environments.


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  4. The oddity of reports about the Iraq War, 13 March 2008
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  6. The Internet makes us dumber: the Bakken euphoria, a case study, 15 April 2008
  7. Does reading Debkafile make us smarter, or dumber? , 15 June 2008
  8. A Congressman ignites a netstorm about Twitter, 9 July 2008

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