January 07, 2005

State of the Blog Address

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. I've been swamped with various research projects and deadlines at work, and I'm going through a bit of a career change that might affect my posting frequency for awhile—though eventually I should get adjusted. More on that later.

Anyways, the posts are still flowing over at MoJo Blog, so go check it out. Topics today include why the international aid regime is so screwed up, and why Robert Zoellick might actually be a bigger neocon (as I understand the term) than John Bolton. No idea what the latter actually means for the direction of the State Department, though. One thing to watch over the next few years is whether we continue to use the military as our primary means of diplomacy—a trend captured in Dana Priest's excellent book, The Mission (discussion here)—or whether the Bush administration will adjust that elusive border where diplomacy ends and the military begins.
-- Brad Plumer 2:50 PM || ||