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Experts now run the world using their theories. What if they fail, and we lose confidence in them?

Summary: The first few decades of the 21st century appear to be dominated by experts steering public policy using their theories. The rest of the century might be dominated by the effects of their success — or failure. . So far America in the 21st century has driven by theories, in a way seldom seen …

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Our geopolitical experts, like Max Boot, lead America into the dark

Summary:  A nation’s experts guide it into the darkness of the future, to success or failure. And the experts choose as guides reflect the nation’s values and wisdom.  The grim events during the 11 years since 9-11 allow an accurate evaluation of America.  Read this, then make your own forecast of our future. “It is …

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The lessons about ourselves we can learn from the “Three Cups of Tea” affair (part two)

Summary:   The Three Cups of Tea fable is symptomatic of a deeper flaw in the way we conduct foreign policy.  To believe in fairies makes for a fun children’s story, but wars require tight grip on an often harsh reality.  We’ve made this mistake in the past and will gain — unless we learn and reform. …

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The Essential 4GW reading list: John Nagl

This is an archive of work by Dr.  John Nagl (Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, retired), the newest chapter in the FM series about Modern Warfare’s Top experts.  Nagl is one of our top experts in insurgency warfare. Previous chapters include: The Essential 4GW reading list: Martin van Creveld The Essential 4GW reading list: Donald Vandergriff The Essential 4GW reading list: David Kilcullen …

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