john robb

How can America adapt to a new world? A conference about national security lights the way.

As the post-WWII era ends, America’s public policy must adapt to a changed world, with new domestic and international challenges.  Where will we find the necessary new ideas?  Can our current institutions innovate on this scale?   Our “think tanks” have evolved to serve their patrons with exquisite sensitivity, unfortunately with the loss of much creativity and awareness.  …

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“Combating the Growing Threat of International Organized Crime”

Summary:  On rare occasions speeches by public officials deserve attention.  This is one, describing the growing danger of international criminal organizations.  For more on the geopolitical implications of this, see John Robb’s Global Guerillas website, or read his book Brave New War.  Hat tip on this to Simon Hunt Strategic Services. “Combating the Growing Threat …

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More views of the events at Basra (1) – experts

Here are some more excellent reports on events in Basra, in addition to those I posted yesterday.  Personally I have nothing to say about events in Basra, except two warnings regarding the flood of analysis flooding the media (these are not original, of course): There are no neutrals about the Iraq War.  Watch for the …

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