Sort of a potpourri day:
First, Kevin Drum
is letting Democratic foreign policy guru Leon Fuerth
blog at Political Animal
. Fuerth is a well-informed and sober voice of reason inside his party and hopefully he'll have some positive influence in the future. Fuerth's first post however is pedestrian though his last paragraph shows promise
; when he gets his blogging legs under him there might be some stimulating ideas forthcoming. Worth monitoring closely.Information Processing
tries to enlighten on the geoeconomically important financial instrument known as credit derivatives
. Anyone with more qualifications to sound off on this one than me, feel free.
Speaking of geoeconomic effects, Curzon
of Coming Anarchy
is posting on P.M. Koizumi's crushing electoral victory that gives him the power to privatize Japan's venerable Post Office
, which is a government run national superbank of sorts in addition to delivering mail.John Robb
of Global Guerillas
discusses " Long Tail Counterinsurgency
More to come......