Down the Rabbit Hole: International Security and Gender

“…through understanding and placing notions of gender at the centre of any debate on security we unleash a series of interlocking understandings of the way people of either sex relate to fear, violence, insecurity, violence, and the institutions of war and peace.”
 
–Caroline Kennedy-Pipes, “Gender and Security”
Source: Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd edn, by Alan Collins, Oxford University Press, NY, NY, 2010
 
 

I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole with this one.  Dr. Megan MacKenzie and I had a discussion on Twitter about women in combat (I wrote a blog post here) and for years, I interacted with Kelly Smith, a pastor in the United Methodist Church, who is a feminist.

 
Now you have to understand where I’m coming from – I’m a white, male, Christian, conservative.  You can probably guess that I know little of feminism and what I do know, I generally don’t agree with.  Yes, yes, women are equal to men and have the same rights, of course I believe that.  It’s the more, shall we say, liberal aspects that I tend to disagree with.
 
Anyway, having recently finished Contemporary Security Studies, I find that my knowledge of philosophy is woefully lacking for understanding the various schools of thought (constructivism, post-marxism, neoliberalism, etc.).  In particular, the Copenhagen School seems to be very influential these days and so I’ve gone back and started reading to try to fill the gaps in my knowledge.  Reading Dr. MacKenzie (see the first chapter of her book, Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone) introduced me to Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, as well as feminist theory – and believe me, it never occurred to me that feminist theory would have ANYTHING at all to do with the subject – I mean, I grew up on Rambo and (the original) Red Dawn under Reagan.
 
Also, I went to Seminary many moons ago, and briefly had my face rubbed in Feminist Theology, but I bailed – I wasn’t ready, and I freely admit it – to engage the subject.
 
Now I am, and so into the exploration of gender and security and theology and technology and how they relate to feminism I go.  Half of the world is female, and many female scholars working in International Relations and Security have studied these concepts, so I think it’s worth it to at least understand it, even if I don’t agree with it.  I’m starting with Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender.  I’ll keep you posted…
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-11-10

16h RT @USATODAY Nearly 40% say marriage is becoming obsoletehttp://usat.ly/9CEuJ4 

9 Nov Nils Gilman ‏@nils_gilman

Counterinsurgency as a catalyst for information technology revolutions: http://www.juancole.com/2012/11/americas-coming-space-wars-mccoy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+juancole%2Fymbn+%28Informed+Comment%29&utm_content=Google+Reader …

21h SpaceRef Business ‏@spacecommerce

ESA’s IXV reentry vehicle prepares for soft landing http://srs.gs/l3O 

21h Dilithium? Space Time Crystals – Scientists have devised a method to create… http://bit.ly/TgkTSQ 

21h Covert War with Iran Knows No Boundaries http://bit.ly/RN0SDe 

21h Headlines at 21st Century Tech for November 9, 2012 http://bit.ly/S5kFMs 

21h China Makes It Official: Game of Thrones Is On http://bit.ly/TQ4Ygj 

8 Nov US AFRICOM ‏@USAfricaCommand

Eight Navies Complete East African Exercise Cutlass Express 2012http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=8434&lang=0 … #AFRICOM @NAVEUR_NAVAF

9 Nov J. Scott Shipman ‏@jscottshipman

Largo Man’s Labors of Love: Good Food and Warfare http://j.mp/ZdoGDO 

23h Gary McGraw on National Cybersecurity http://bit.ly/XpHBNa 

23h Taliban suicide bomber attacks Rangers HQ in Karachi http://bit.ly/XpHzFc 

9 Nov @jason_d_carr Exactly. The same thing that resulted in US jobs going there – they didn’t learn from history!

9 Nov China Losing Jobs to Vietnam http://bit.ly/RMKZNf 

9 Nov We’re doomed: Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly http://bit.ly/UqWSNl 

9 Nov More al Qaeda links to Cairo terror cell reportedly foundhttp://bit.ly/Q1NGxK 

9 Nov How Terrorist Groups Disband http://bit.ly/RJnHJy 

9 Nov I’d say this is stretching it a wee bit… Internet Access Is a Human Right, Says United Nations http://bit.ly/RMHKFH 

9 Nov Building Resilient Cities: A Conversation With Andrew Zolli and Jonathan Rose http://bit.ly/RJo9rj 

9 Nov Still want to know when he’s returning that peace prize: War Plans for Mali Leaked http://bit.ly/UqU175 

8 Nov Bionic Limbs Step Up – Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Leg Climbs 2,100 Stair Building http://bit.ly/PH17BL 

8 Nov US drone strike near Yemeni capital kills AQAP commander, 2 fighters http://bit.ly/UbIz9p 

8 Nov The Race to a Billion Billion Operations Per Second: An Exaflop by 2018? http://bit.ly/YQRp25 

8 Nov Some suggestions to the GOP from @zenpundit : The Republican Party: A Strategic View http://bit.ly/VHMcKk 

8 Nov Profitable climate fixes are too tempting for rogue geoengineers to resist: http://guardian.co.uk  http://bit.ly/XmMKFN 

8 Nov Kepler’s Conjecture falls: Pitt professor cracks 400-year-old math mystery http://bit.ly/SwFwcg 

8 Nov Possible Habitable World in a Six-Planet System http://bit.ly/PGA4Xj 

8 Nov Trouble at the Top in China http://bit.ly/VVbIXQ 

8 Nov Game of Thrones: Anglosphere Moves as Australia and Canada Boost India Ties http://bit.ly/VV9Yhj 

8 Nov *headdesk* Pennsylvania gives billions to companies, gets little back, studies say http://bit.ly/VV69Zs 

7 Nov Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 people in Peshawar http://bit.ly/Uln3F9 

7 Nov Milena Rodban ‏@MilenaRodban

US stocks plunge after Election Day; major indexes close more than 2% down – @CNBC http://bit.ly/UlcD8u 

 7 Nov Regulation as a Prisoner’s Dilemma http://bit.ly/RJ7qCQ 

7 Nov Mogadishu on the Mend http://bit.ly/VTBf3I 

7 Nov Fiscal Cliff Notes – By Gordon Adams http://bit.ly/Suhq1C 

7 Nov In Laos, Xayaburi dam to go ahead http://bit.ly/VTApUv 

7 Nov Zawahiri says raids on diplomatic facilities were ‘defeats’ for UShttp://bit.ly/RHT9q6 

7 Nov Wow. This would be historic indeed. Puerto Rico…the state: The most important election result? http://bit.ly/YL3gi1 

7 Nov RT @Wikistrat: Will environmentalists halt economic development of Arctic region? #HowTheArcticWasWon simulation analyzes cc:@arcticfutures

7 Nov Singularity Hub ‏@singularityhub

New at the #Dentist – 3D Printing Dental Crowns While you Wait | Singularity Hub http://singularityhub.com/2012/11/07/new-at-the-dentist-3d-printing-dental-crowns-while-you-wait/ … @sironadental#3dPrint #CAD #CAM

7 Nov Big Think ‏@bigthink

One culture, one society. “Multicultural society” is a physical (and sociological) impossibility. @SatoshiKanazawa http://bigthink.com/e-pur-si-muove/why-multicultural-society-is-a-logical-impossibility …

7 Nov US AFRICOM ‏@USAfricaCommand

African Students Learn the Truth about Securityhttp://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=8431&lang=0 … #AFRICOM

6 Nov Dear Chris Matthews: No, YOU’RE the idiot:http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/11/matthews-thirdparty-voters-are-idiots-148639.html …

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6 Nov Jacob ‏@Darjeelingzen

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” H. L. Mencken

6 Nov In light of the PA voting machine screwup, Democrats: Don’t get cocky: http://bit.ly/VRoDKk 

6 Nov Biomedicine Update: Building a Better Human Using Medical Technology http://bit.ly/VRn8vN 

6 Nov On Pakistan and nukes: @cchristinefair : Great article in Foreign Policy! http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/05/pakistani_power_play …

6 Nov CIA Spy Girl ‏@CIAspygirl

Small Favor: Please don’t post any #Election2012 results or comments. I’m tivo-ing the election & will watch this weekend after#Homeland.

6 Nov  ISAF captured IMU weapons trafficker in northern Afghanistanhttp://bit.ly/YEgi0T 

6 Nov Laura Walker ‏@LauraWalkerKC

Special Forces and Navy SEALS Head to Polls, Counter Black Panther Presence http://shar.es/GHOyi 

6 Nov Jane McGonigal ‏@avantgame

It’s amazing how many people are tweeting at me who believe the myth that voter fraud is common. http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/05/1139141/mccain-strategist-admits-voter-fraud-doesnt-really-exist/?mobile=nc …

6 Nov Good read: RT @angie_a: When in doubt, ACThttp://www.andreaanastasiou.com/2012/11/06/when-in-doubt-act/ …

6 Nov Teratocracy Triumphant? http://bit.ly/QlfRYb  via @cascio

6 Nov New CEO at RedZone Robotics http://bit.ly/VRd4mz 

6 Nov He called it: Carl Sagan on politics in the age of informationhttp://bit.ly/SWQfha 

6 Nov Small Wars Journal ‏@smallwars

Dual Use? #Iran‘s nuclear program http://bit.ly/RC0ARj 

6 Nov Pakistani General to Civilian Leadership: Don’t Mess with Ushttp://bit.ly/SVZApt 

6 Nov mObi – The Latest Arrival To The Crowded Telepresence Robot Scene http://bit.ly/SqN0xn 

6 Nov Is Japan heading for a Zombie future? http://bit.ly/YRTE4c 

6 Nov  Another Sunday, Another Attack on African Christians http://bit.ly/RDie7f 

6 Nov Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bomber kills 31 at Iraqi Army base in Tajihttp://bit.ly/YCxt2Q 

6 Nov KurzweilAINews ‏@KurzweilAINews

Blind mole rats may hold key to cancer: Some 23% of humans die of cancer, but blind mole rats — which can live f… http://bit.ly/RQuIFd 

6 Nov American Suzuki to file for bankruptcy, end U.S. auto saleshttp://lat.ms/YCcRI1 

6 Nov Already had this book in my anti-library: Book Review: Lords of the Sea by John R. Hale http://bit.ly/UvinHl  via @zenpundit

6 Nov Lots of good links here: China linkage: Party Congress, round-tripping, Mao’s thought, mega dams and more http://bit.ly/VQtDPu 

6 Nov @stcolumbia Or retaliation by those countries, either. We’d never do one in Russia or China…

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6 Nov Thomas P.M. Barnett ‏@thomaspmbarnett

China bad sign #2: young professionals leaving in record numbershttp://thomaspmbarnett.squarespace.com/globlogization/2012/11/6/china-bad-sign-2-young-professionals-leaving-in-record-numbe.html …

6 Nov New Vulnerability Against Industrial Control Systems http://bit.ly/U6AByb 

6 Nov Future of logistics, supply chain management, freight,… http://bit.ly/SUPqFJ 

6 Nov Uncertainty Increasing, Which Is Postnormal http://sto.ly/Ug6XfS 

6 Nov A Christian view of the election: This Is Not A Democracyhttp://bit.ly/VygEq1 

5 Nov Kind of puts it in perspective: CHART – U.S. Corporate Profits Vs. Employee Wages http://bit.ly/WsuprH 

5 Nov Losing Yemen – By Gregory Johnsen http://bit.ly/REUSws 

5 Nov 12 Catastrophes the Next President Must Avoid – By David Rothkopfhttp://bit.ly/SOIfRS 

5 Nov Syrian Rebels Get Better at Fighting But Not at Governinghttp://bit.ly/RES827 

5 Nov Erdogan Goes to Gaza http://bit.ly/Qj32h1 

5 Nov China: big bad sign #1 (money leaks out) http://bit.ly/RahJzV 

5 Nov Chemical Plant Protest in China Highlights Growing Popular Powerhttp://bit.ly/SOP3yP 

5 Nov Al-Qaeda on the Run in Algeria? http://bit.ly/QiGIUG 

5 Nov Another anti-Taliban leader assassinated in northwestern Pakistanhttp://bit.ly/SIKrte 

5 Nov The future of news: automated, crowdsourced, and better than everhttp://bit.ly/YLUK1w 

5 Nov Game of Drones? Asian Militaries Shift Toward Cutting Edge Techhttp://bit.ly/QiDNLT 

5 Nov US adds Haqqani Network suicide operations chief to list of global terrorists http://bit.ly/PS0g2i 

5 Nov Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical Farmhttp://bit.ly/TFHbQ8 

5 Nov Vesta: A Protoplanet’s Mutable Surface http://bit.ly/R93KdO 

5 Nov Wearable Breast Cancer Test Detects Tumors Before Doctorshttp://bit.ly/SIb80Y 

5 Nov Curiosity s Methane Hunt Comes Up Empty http://bit.ly/fYkQSh 

4 Nov Stuart Candy ‏@futuryst

How is Singapore integrating foresight into government? @aaronmaniam explains https://vimeo.com/52808255  #governance #futures/cc @dunagan23

4 Nov Taliban claim over 20 insider attacks in 8 months http://bit.ly/RCUkHt 

4 Nov Perceptive blog post by @ericgarland : This is what we mean by systemic fragility http://bit.ly/RCRbHB 

4 Nov Blogfest Asia 2012: a thought or two http://bit.ly/RIFBJ6  via @faineg

4 Nov Milena Rodban ‏@MilenaRodban

#Israel announces plans to boost Iron Dome #missile interceptorhttp://reut.rs/U2BsQB 

4 Nov Anti-Taliban commander assassinated in Buner http://bit.ly/SKd8V5 

4 Nov European Crisis: Five More Years http://bit.ly/SKd33N 

4 Nov The New Industrial Revolution http://bit.ly/SKcsio 

4 Nov Scary: Fracture the Empire-States to Enhance Democracy – Global Separatism http://bit.ly/SKchDK  cc: @ericgarland

4 Nov Something I need to remember, via @hipbonegamer and @zenpundit: Details, nuances and blind-spots… http://bit.ly/UaOxgD 

4 Nov No Dystopian Future For Me! http://bit.ly/YG5RJh 

4 Nov New Pitt lab aims to move quantum computing http://bit.ly/SGKiX5 

4 Nov Jihadists suspected in deaths of 3 Egyptian policemen http://bit.ly/YG4SZx 

4 Nov Good question from Pundita: Why didn’t NYC Mayor Bloomberg think to ask visiting marathoners to pitch in and help http://bit.ly/PQ6n7f 

4 Nov New book out – recommended: History of the Renaissance Worldhttp://www.amazon.com/History-Renaissance-World-Rediscovery-Constantinople/dp/0393059766/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352027290&sr=1-1 …

4 Nov Does Xi’s Rise Mean a More Aggressive China? Not Necessarilyhttp://bit.ly/YG37eT 

4 Nov Campaigns Embrace Big Data, Algorithms, Mobile Tech…They Know Who You Are http://bit.ly/TsNcNK 

3 Nov Dan Trombly ‏@stcolumbia

Via @aelkus, this is an article about how cholera caused WWII by killing Clausewitz early. http://jmb.rsmjournals.com/content/13/2/108.abstract …

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-11-02

I may have to do this more than once a week…

10h    ‏I read Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi http://bit.ly/SjiA08 

13h   ‏Actually, this scares me: Health Care of the Future http://bit.ly/TWZsV3 

17h   ‏Biomedicine Update: Are We About to Slay Viruses Forever? Mark 2022 on Your Calendar http://bit.ly/RuH2hx 

17h   ‏Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and the US Trafficking in Persons Laws http://bit.ly/PJKXZs 

20h   The War on Terror Opens A New Front http://bit.ly/U0K67U 

20h     Self-Healing Concrete and Other 21st-Century Miracles http://bit.ly/Sf6vJi 

20h   Resource Rapture: China’s play for African gold, at what cost?http://bit.ly/Sf6tBb 

20h   Egyptian security official dismisses reports of foiled terror plot in Sinaihttp://bit.ly/VcCyPm 

21hNukes of Hazard ‏@nukes_of_hazard Latest IAEA report on #Iran released on August 30. Ehud Barak now touting its conclusions. Better late than never http://ow.ly/eWsms 

20hSarah Emily Duff ‏@sarahemilyduff The Communist Manifesto, illustrated, http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/11/01/fernando-vicente-communist-manifesto/ … via @brainpicker

21h Rachel Armstrong ‏@livingarchitect Astronauts take spacewalk to find ammonia leak (Update)http://phys.org/news/2012-11-astronauts-spacewalk-ammonia-leak.html … via @physorg_com

21h Rachel Armstrong ‏@livingarchitect New discovery shows promise in future speed of synthesizing high-demand nanomaterials http://phys.org/news/2012-11-discovery-future-high-demand-nanomaterials.html … via@physorg_com

21h   ‏Bloomberg Businessweek shows another reason its subscribership is declining: http://bzfd.it/SzKrN9 

21hLaura Walker ‏@LauraWalkerKC

What really happened in Benghazi? – http://CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/01/opinion/bennett-benghazi-obama/index.html … Blistering and pointed #Benghazi#7HoursofHell

21h   What Could the Future of Work Look Like? http://bit.ly/VFJGiQ 

22h   Ai Weiwei: The Internet vs. The Chinese Government | The Way of Ai Weiwei | Big Think http://bit.ly/RufTeB 

22h   Good question: Does Culture Trump Strategy? http://bit.ly/TVYLLH 

22h   G-Class Outliers: Musings on Intelligent Life http://bit.ly/SeVUhh 

22h   Unraveling Animal Speech http://bit.ly/VFDQOE 

22h   Palestinians Caught Up in Syrian Conflict http://bit.ly/QWw7Mh 

31 Oct   @VenessaMiemis Group Deck of Cards: Coversations that matter:http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2012/10/30/conversations-that-matter/ …

31 Oct   A Sign of Things To Come: Israeli Police Network Hackedhttp://bit.ly/ScFEh6 

31 Oct   George W. Bush signed off on 50 drone strikes, Obama has approved more than 350: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7a4114be-19ce-11e2-a379-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Al61vAXy …#pleasereturnpeaceprize

31 Oct   Game theory and war: Regional Variation in the Explanatory Power of War and Reason http://bit.ly/VDtpLu 

31 Oct   Video reportedly shows key suspect from Benghazi attackhttp://bit.ly/TudCkm 

31 Oct   Tom Barnett endorses Romney http://bit.ly/Uh1fEV 

31 Oct   Swansong Earth: Refuges for Life http://bit.ly/RsyZC5 

31 Oct   The Long Third War – By Micah Zenko http://bit.ly/Sv5eBd 

31 Oct   EPIC FAIL: UN Peacekeeping in Africa http://bit.ly/T5lkiw 

31 Oct   The Benghazi Debacle http://bit.ly/Scb3QH 

31 Oct   What Jesus Might Say About Sandy http://bit.ly/T5l5UH 

31 Oct   I read What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Is… by Bernard Lewishttp://bit.ly/Q62NWF 

30 Oct   The passion of Jonah Lehrer, and a people addicted to Insightshttp://bit.ly/RuhTSy  via @ericgarland

30 Oct   The long-term threat of debt http://bit.ly/SspovM 

30 Oct   Surprise – the man who ‘jumped from space’ doesn’t like space exploration http://bit.ly/XTEGuV 

30 OctLeah Farrall ‏@allthingsct RT @zenpundit: “On behalf of Charles Cameron…..” http://zenpundit.com/?p=16400 

30 Oct   Fascinating. Many links from this story: Bank of England’s Haldane: Occupy was right http://bit.ly/SsjVVD 

30 Oct   futurist-foresight: Trends: Looking at the tech trends of the future…http://bit.ly/VBtLSA 

30 Oct   Plot to attack tourist sites in Sinai reportedly thwarted http://bit.ly/SalmVb 

30 Oct   Satellite pictures suggest Sudanese weapons factory hit by air strikehttp://bit.ly/Ssg0Z5 

30 Oct   These Unbelievable Pictures of Sandy’s Destruction Are Actually Realhttp://bit.ly/VBhs93 

30 Oct     Asteroid Deflection: The Paintball Solution http://bit.ly/SbnqfU 

30 Oct   Technology and War – Part 3: War’s Impact on Transportation Technology http://bit.ly/TTj16C 

30 Oct   Afghan policeman kills two British soldiers in Helmand http://bit.ly/TRSSPH 

29 OctJ. Scott Shipman ‏@jscottshipman Mark Helprin: America’s Capsizing Naval Policy – http://WSJ.com http://j.mp/TPZH4a 

30 Oct US AFRICOM ‏@USAfricaCommand #Dempsey hits rumors about #Africom chief’s departure http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/29/dempsey-hits-rumors-about-africom-chiefs-departure/ …

29 Oct Voice of the Martyrs ‏@VOM_USA Several Christians have been arrested in a mostly-Muslim nation. For security reasons, we can’t say more. Please #pray for them.

30 Oct   Six storms that changed the course of history: Winds of Change – By Ty McCormick http://bit.ly/VBaAZ8 

30 Oct   Iran dispatches warships to Sudan after Israeli airstrike on missile base http://bit.ly/VBae4P 

30 Oct   Superstorm Sandy Seen In a Beautiful Map of Pure Windhttp://bit.ly/PEIqQc 

30 Oct   Curiosity Sits on Rocks Similar to Ones in Mexico http://bit.ly/fYkQSh 

30 Oct   No One Knows When New York’s Subway Will Reopen http://bit.ly/TT8R67 

30 Oct   Why You Should Text, Not Call to Check on Loved Ones Post-Sandyhttp://bit.ly/TT8uZg 

30 Oct   International Jihadis Descend on Mali http://bit.ly/RtFmDm 

30 OctNoah Raford ‏@nraford And it begins RT @nils_gilman: Bioweaponry meets the drone imaginary (“targeted killing” vs. WMD): http://bit.ly/SZTaW5  #biogreygoo

30 OctSmall Wars Journal ‏@smallwars Russian COIN in Chechnya – Winning the Battle, Losing the War, 1994-1996 http://bit.ly/SXch3c 

30 Oct On The Relevance Of Celtic Christianity To Today http://wp.me/p1xhs-6q 

30 Oct I read Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John A. Naglhttp://bit.ly/SaUODC 

29 Oct Open Foresight: A New Model for Public Futurism http://bit.ly/VzOd6A 

29 Oct Boyd: A3, Einheit, and the conceptual spiral http://bit.ly/RjS9Xf 

29 Oct Nanotubes Rescue IT Revolution http://bit.ly/PDmmpn 

29 Oct Military strategy is like Battleship Game Theory – By John Arquillahttp://bit.ly/TR36Wr 

29 Oct The Arctic is the Mediterranean of the 21st century: Open Seas – By James Holmes http://bit.ly/WWnZ3h 

29 Oct Lessons Learned from Red Bull Stratoshttp://www.itstactical.com/centcom/news/ ing-the-envelope-lessons-learned-from-red-bull-stratos/ …

29 Oct Detecting Fake Hurricane Photographs http://bit.ly/VzKd5O 

29 Oct The Benghazi mess and its consequences http://bit.ly/WWmBgS 

29 Oct Where Will The Next Pandemic Come From? And How Can We Stop It? http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-08/out-wild …

29 Oct Will Future Mobility Lead to Future Instability? http://bit.ly/SVer3j 

29 Oct America’s Foreign Legion http://bit.ly/Spv6hW 

29 Oct Was an ExxonMobil Executive Assassinated in Brussels? http://bit.ly/S9xXZf 

29 Oct Trying to Start Religious War in Nigeria http://bit.ly/VzIP3e 

29 Oct A Tour of the Cell http://bit.ly/TqXekw 

29 Oct The failure of light-footprint intervention to provide long-term stabilityhttp://bit.ly/QQJ3TV 

29 Oct Hello, Pittsburgh? Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?http://bit.ly/SplYKi 

29 Oct Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3 http://bit.ly/RjzOcQ 

29 Oct Fellow Christians: fastest way to alienate unbelievers – say this storm is God punishing us. #seriously#eyeroll

29 Oct Benghazi Attack Timeline: http://wecheck.org/wiki/Benghazi_Attack_Timeline …

29 Oct Reading about Environmental Security is apropos as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Specifically, the work of Jon Barnett of U of Melbourne

29 Oct Small Wars Journal ‏@smallwars Rebalancing the US military for 21st Century Threats: An Interview with Janine Davidson http://bit.ly/Tixx18 

29 Oct Nukes of Hazard ‏@nukes_of_hazard As Hurricane Sandy bears down, re-upping @Nickolas_Roth on why nuclear weapons arent a good way to prevent major stormshttp://ow.ly/eQCqH 

29 Oct Photo: Hurricane Sandy vs Hurricane Irene: Sandy is MUCH bigger:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203880704578084502987456668.html?mod=e2tw#project%3DSLIDER_1027SANDY%26articleTabs%3Dinteractive …

28 Oct Tanja Hichert ‏@TanjaHichert RT @iftf: The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore – http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-first-commercial-vertical-farm-opens-in-singapore/ … #FoodFutures

29 Oct @faineg Saw this article this weekend:http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/myanmar-how-quickly-things-can-change-9065/ …

28 Oct Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ Hurricane #Sandy is wider, stronger than Irene. A side-by-side comparison: http://on.wsj.com/SQ8WTo 

29 Oct Richard Florida ‏@Richard_Florida The 66% – America’s Growing UnderClass – My latest in@AtlanticCities – http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/10/66-americas-growing-underclass/3618/ …

29 Oct Adam Elkus ‏@Aelkus Anatol Lieven on Afghan war after 2014 http://americanreviewmag.com/opinions/The-Afghan-gamble …

29 Oct Crispin J. Burke ‏@CrispinBurke The Iliad and the Long War http://vsb.li/7B99gE 

29 Oct Jodi Beggs ‏@jodiecongirl #hurricaneentertainment RT @WSJ: All of WSJ is free for everyone to read and share today: http://WSJ.com 

29 Oct Provocative: Why the UK doesn’t want to prosecute financial crimeshttp://bit.ly/RrGVls 

29 Oct Pentagon annual Rept on China Military – hopefully more accurate than Soviet military reports were: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2012_CMPR_Final.pdf …

29 Oct Ediplomacy: The revolution continues http://bit.ly/S83xXk 

29 Oct Founder of African Institute for Technology: TEDxChange TEDxAMS – Ndubuisi Ekekwe http://bit.ly/S83smi 

29 Oct Prayers out for all in its path: Hurricane Sandy’s Track: 10 Million People Could Lose Power http://bit.ly/PC8Vpr 

29 Oct What Tumblr can tell us about the future of media — Tech News and Analysis http://bit.ly/S83avR 

29 Oct attackerman ‏@attackerman Only “30 to 50 percent” of Predator & Reaper drone data feeds are encrypted, 4 years after Radio-Shack Iraq hack. By @dangerroom &@daxe.

29 Oct New estimates: Sub Saharan African countries lost $814bn in capital flight http://bit.ly/STBHib 

29 Oct Google Activates Hurricane Sandy Tracking Map http://bit.ly/S6JDN0 

29 Oct Sony Playstation 3 Master Key Leaked http://bit.ly/RoNYgf 

29 Oct Cool History of Congress partisan and ideological make-up infographic at XKCD: http://bit.ly/PfYmaj 

29 Oct Schwab Foundation ‏@schwabfound Apply by Nov 16 @acumenfund Global Fellows Programme ,world-class leadership training for social entrepreneurs http://wef.ch/l1Z9t 

28 Oct Kelsey D Atherton ‏@the_boy there’s a cartoon with a story arc about supporting an insurgency. Over at #BlogTarkin@CrispinBurke dives into ithttp://blogtarkin.com/2012/10/28/charlie-kenobis-war/ …

28 Oct SpaceX ‏@SpaceX Raw video of #Dragon‘s splashdown into the Pacifichttp://youtu.be/W_bF6ZciBxQ 

28 Oct US Navy tests first drone…ship: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224165/Now-drones-seas-U-S-Navy-launches-unmanned-combat-boats-firing-missiles-time.html …

27 Oct The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic http://bit.ly/Tn8Tkk 

27 Oct Mechanical Pencil That Draws Carbon Nanotubes Developed By MIT Researchers http://bit.ly/VvM3VA 

27 Oct CIA Found Terror Links A Day After Libya Attack http://bit.ly/RmBUvP 

27 Oct Syrian War Threatens Regional Stability http://bit.ly/Tn8CxX 

27 Oct Do Ceasefires Ever Work? – Page Fortna http://bit.ly/Pci1b9 

27 Oct Italy Sinks Further Into Chaos http://bit.ly/RmiKqb 

27 Oct Foreign jihadists continue to pour into Mali http://bit.ly/Rb8q0w