Robert Steele: Government Policy Primer

None of the candidates have a coherent national policy matrix in part because they don’t want one — their staffs are not designed to actually create coherent national policy that addresses all threats and needs in the context of a grand strategy on one side and a balanced budget on the other. What we have …

Stephen E. Arnold: Collaborative Economy Lacks Information Access Solutions — Will Dark Web Dark Innovation Eclipse Payment Industry & “Open” Governments?

Search Left Out of the Collaborative Economy Honeycomb … I saw a post which pointed me to the Chief Digital Officer Summit and that pointed me to this page with the amazing honeycomb shown below. The title is “Collaborative Economy Honeycomb 2: Watch It Grow”   …  But what caused me to perk up and pay …

Chuck Spinney: Bill Polk Primer on Syria & Chemical Weapons

My friend Bill Polk, a well-known historian with extensive experience in the Middle East and Central Asia and author of many books on these areas, has written a backgrounder on how to make sense out of the Syrian chemical weapons issue.  He has given me permission to distribute it.  Herewith is his most interesting primer on …