Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website

Some articles about themes discussed on the FM website. Demographics, shaping our world India  Japan American's greatest enemy America's rotten boroughs -- States with 2 Senators, but few people (1)  About Demographics Excerpt from "Falling fertility", The Economist, 29 October 2009 -- "Astonishing falls in the fertility rate are bringing with them big benefits" SOMETIME in … Continue reading Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website

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More about Iran, things you know that might not be so

Some things you might find of interest about Iran, as drift towards war. Contents I have here a statement by an obvious ally of Iran working at the highest level of the US government! Quote of the Day from Jack A Smith, "A Manufactured Crisis", Asia Times, 30 September 2009 "Top Things you Think You … Continue reading More about Iran, things you know that might not be so

A General explains how the Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics will bring us victory in Afganistan

More exhortations to continue the course in "Losing the War of Exhaustion" by Mark T. Kimmitt (Brigadier General, US Army, retired), Foreign Policy, 21 September 2009 -- "It's not low troop levels that stand to defeat the United States in Afghanistan. It's plain old public fatigue."  Hat tip to Bernard Finel, who has some interesting comments … Continue reading A General explains how the Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics will bring us victory in Afganistan

Ignatius proposes “A New Deal for The CIA” – perhaps they should sometimes obey our laws

I doubt that proposals for partial reform of the CIA make sense.  Not after reading the major histories of the CIA (e.g., Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes).  Even so, this specimen looks unusually daft:  "A New Deal for The CIA", David Ignatius, op-ed in the Washington Post, 17 September 2009. It opens with the usual romantic … Continue reading Ignatius proposes “A New Deal for The CIA” – perhaps they should sometimes obey our laws