Posts Tagged ‘Foreign Policy’

Dubai, Global City

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Looks like Dubai is number 27 on The Global Cities Index for 2010 from Foreign Policy, A.T. Kearney, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Here are the top ten:

1 New York
2 London
3 Tokyo
4 Paris
5 Hong Kong
6 Chicago
7 Los Angeles
8 Singapore
9 Sydney
10 Seoul

Boston is number 19.

Pentagon Mosque

Friday, August 20th, 2010

This article is from a week and a half ago, sadly it doesn’t seem to have picked up much traction in the whole Cordoba House brouhaha: “There’s a mosque inside the Pentagon!


Friday, August 20th, 2010

Just read an interesting fact in an article about Chinese megacities over at Foreign Policy.

In Britain, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, there are only two cities with a population of more than 1 million; in the United States, there are just 10 such cities. But already in China, there are 43 cities of more than 1 million, and by 2030 there will be 221, the McKinsey Global Institute predicts.


Inernational Politics … and Zombies

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Apparently international politics must be quiet at the moment; Foreign Policy had a lengthy piece on zombies this week: “Dawn of the Theories of International Politics and Zombies.”

Lots of research (facetiously, I hope) has gone into how society would react to a as-of-yet theoretical attack.

Key quote:

If bureaucratic conflicts and organizational pathologies hamper effective counter-terrorism policies, imagine the effect they would have on anti-zombie policies. The bureaucratic turf wars would be significant. Quelling the rise of the undead would require significant interagency coordination. In the United States, one could easily envisage major roles for the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Health and Human Services. This does not include autonomous or semi-autonomous agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control, and the myriad intelligence agencies.

So the ability of organizations to adapt to an army of the undead is an open question. Clearly, further research in this area is desperately needed.

War Photos

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Foreign Policy has a fantastic set of photographs from war zones.

Check out: “The Shooting War.”