Daily Archives: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Who Are the Libyan Rebels?

I came across this interesting article today on Foreign Policy‘s website. It concludes that the Libyan opposition has two faces: the politicians and the fighters. Furthermore, the fighters are divided into three major camps. The first camp includes “a ragtag bunch of … Continue reading

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Reining in the Red Queen: Winning Wars with Science

The most recent issue of The Economist included a tantalizing article about the behavior of complex systems. The system in question was the interaction between coalition forces and insurgents in Afghanistan. According to Professor Neil Johnson, the relationship between the coalition … Continue reading

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