Center for Strategic Communication

Islamic State — hanging by a chad?

[ by Charles Cameron — light-hearted, almost science-fictional “butterfly-hurricane” question in geopolitics, with an Elkus follow-up ] . A scene from the 2000 Florida recount: Palm Beach County’s canvassing board chairman eyes a questionable ballot as Republican...

When the problem is a moving target

[ by Charles Cameron — the AUMF and “wickedness” ] . The essence of the insight that Horst Rittel and more recently Jeff Conklin bring to our attention under the rubric of “wicked problems” is the idea that what is viewed as a problem from one standpoint may be seen...

Preview declaration

[marked up by Lynn C. Rees] The States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, to all whom it may concern, do by these Presents send greeting: As it is apparent to all that a prince is constituted by God to be ruler of a people, to defend them from...

Chet’s Boydian Post-Script to American Spartan

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Dr. Chet Richards had some kind words to say about my review of American Spartan the other day and added some Boydian strategic analysis to the saga of Major Jim Gant to boot: Zen Pundit on American Spartan  ….As Mark...