Political scientists from Binghamton University and Kansas State University have created a forecasting model to predict political violence. Here is a link to an article summarizing their research.
By now I'm sure most people have come across Amy Chua's recent Wall Street Journal article. After reading David Brooks' response to Chau's article, I've begun to think of some of some of the international relations implications of Chua's Chinese parenting style. Specifically, I'm curious to see what her revelations imply for China's ascendency in the global community. In spite of her in-text caveats, I will assume that her described style indeed applies to all Chinese mothers and in no way, shape, or form is a blanket generalization that might not apply quite so broadly. Espionage — Historically espionage and Continue reading The International Relations Implications of Chinese Parenting Practices
I got my Amazon Kindle about a year ago and I really enjoy it, but I am finding myself become increasingly frustrated by the apparent lack of standards when it comes to citing eBooks. On some occassions this isn't really a problem—if you need a particular page number you can often times type a phrase into Google Books and find what you're looking for (assuming the correct edition is available). But to some extent this defeats the purpose of having an eReader. Furthermore, Google Books often censors the content of a variety of books, so it's not guaranteed that you Continue reading Citing eBooks