Center for Strategic Communication

Syria and drawing the web of tensions

[ by Charles Cameron — with a Magnus Ransdorp squib in its tail ] . The issue is complexity, and how you represent it. The case in point is Syria. Here’s a diagram that suggests complexity as a sort of crazy weaving, all straight lines and colors: This *simple* chart...

Recommended Reading—Summer 2016

[by J. Scott Shipman]   The Storm of Creativity, by Kyna Leski 2017 War With Russia, by General Sir Richard Shirreff The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough Serendipities, Language and Lunacy, by Umberto Eco Paradise, Dante Alighieri, translated by Mark Musa...

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...

Variations on the Blue Screen of Death

[ by Charles Cameron — where would we be without our digital devices, minds & memories? ] . Two converging thoughts, the first from John Robb at Global Guerrillas: Over the weekend, ISIS threatened the life of Jack Dorsey, a co-founder and Chairman of Twitter....

Gaza now stretches all the way to God

[ by Charles Cameron — more on the hopelessly interdisciplinary nature of reality, all the way to Amichai, to God, no God ] . ** In this post, I’ll offer another “entry” into the complexities of the situation in Gaza, drawing largely and gratefully on a post by...