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NIC Publishes New Paper On Global Health

NIC Publishes New Paper On Global Health

By • on January 10, 2009

Yesterday, they published an excellent paper on the Strategic Implications of Global Health, complete with some truly outstanding charts and graphics. (Link) via Sources

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Social Media Intel Links

Social Media Intel Links

By • on November 27, 2008

While social media sites have served as valuable Intel sources in the past, the Mumbai attacks demonstrated just how valuable these sites can be for real-time intel.  My social media network alerted me before the major media that an attack was underway and throughout the day provided the most insightful

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Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?

Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?

By • on September 26, 2008

Will terrorists go nuclear? That is the essential questioned posed by counterterrorism expert Brian Jenkins in a book of the same title. Jenkins has written a sobering and critical analysis of this question that spans over his decades of research on the topic. In fact, the book shares the title of

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Defeating terrorist groups

Defeating terrorist groups

By • on August 2, 2008

Interesting analysis from Rand, but one must wonder how applicable it is to a group like AQ when push comes to shove. How do terrorist groups end? The evidence since 1968 indicates that terrorist groups rarely cease to exist as a result of winning or losing a military campaign. Rather, most groups end

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Wisdom of Crowds

Wisdom of Crowds

By • on November 24, 2007

The first of our featured books… While our culture generally trusts experts and distrusts the wisdom of the masses, New Yorker business columnist Surowiecki argues that “under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.”

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