Views from the academic or mainstream press, plus my modest observations.
"Should Humanitarians Use Private Military Services?
" by Peter Singer.
Singer continues to stake out his position as one of the foremost authorities on the evolution and behavior of PMC's. ( hat tip Small Wars Council
"Hu's Doctrine on American Diplomacy
" at The Jamestown Foundation
The Jamestown Foundation briefs are always informative and excellent and this one is no exception. This China Brief examines China's accumulating leverage in bilateral relations with the U.S. and does so almost too well - to the point of minimizing both the growining economic interdependence as well as the still unequal nature of the relationship in America's favor.
"U.S. National Archives Web Site Uploads Thousands of Diplomatic Cables
" at The National Security Archives.
Of interest to professional and amateur historians specializing in the foreign policy of the Nixon administration. I could have really used this about ten years ago.