Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Soft Power Insurgencies

A keystone of 4th generation warfare is the viability of soft power in more forms, especially when compared to conventional industrial warfare. It is a mistake to consign "protest" as the only form of soft power. From corporate PR to  political secession to bypassing the financial system, the complexity of a system allows new venues of attack. Combining these together may yield even more dramatic results.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Supervillain State

If any single nation state today has completely dropped the pretense of a social contract, North Korea counts. The fact it's a got state-sponsored organized crime syndicate or two is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bad Ideas

Casebook example of a potential problem. Whether they can fix it by decentralizing it is up in the air.