SUNDAY RECOMMENDED READINGRob
gets pride of place today as he launches a volley against the wisdom of crowds and emerging long tails with "The Wisdom of Niches: Why Experts Still Matter
I take issue with Rob's generalization of the relative value of depth and breadth but this contrarian post is one that deserves wider play in the blogosphere. It was excellent.Peter Lavelle
of Untimely Thoughts
has his weekly round-up of expert opinion in " Is there a post-Soviet teleology?
". Closely related, at America-Russia.net
, is "Putin's China visit shifts power
" on Putin's summit with Hu that emphasized a " strategic partneship" revolving around energy market access and develpment as peer to peer military cooperation.
This is New Core integration and the United States should play a more active part in it - for that matter, it would be good to actually develop an engaged relationship with Russia rather than playing reactive, ad hoc, diplomacy.Paul D. Kretkowski
posts on "Public Diplomacy and the Video Gamer
". Hmmm, perhaps Everquest
and World of Warcraft
can win the war on terror.
Former DIA analyst, Rick Francona
at Middle East Perspectives
deciphers the DoD's"Iraq Perspectives Project