I find these studies of particular meaning and interest to speculators and speculation. Given their forecasting trends that are easily copied. Today's rancorous conflicts have implications for both US behaviors and attitudes, as well as for understanding foreign dynamics.

I am more concerned with the type of information that can allow us to think through antidotes or countervailing strategies [available herein] rather than the gloom that is unfolding now more intensively than in the past five years in Palestine, Thailand, Iraq , and Central Asia, and the truly contaminated post intellectual theatre of Academia.

1. From Nationalist Battle to Religious Conflict: New 12th Grade Palestinian Schoolbooks Present a World WIthout Israel , by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook. A report for the Palestinian Media Watch. (February 2007; 35 pages)

2. "It Was Like Suddenly My Son No Longer Existed" - Enforced Disappearances in Thailand's Southern Border Provinces. A report by Human Rights Watch. (March 2007, Vol.19, No.5(C); 72 pages)

3. After the Surge: The Case for U.S. Military Disengagement from Iraq. Steven S. Simon for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (February 2007; 64 pages)

4. U.S. Interests in Central Asia and the Challenges to Them. A monograph by Stephen Blank for the Strategic Studies Institute. (March 2007; 53 pages) 

5. Inside the Ivory Tower. A survey of opinions of international relations scholars at 1,199 colleges and universities in the U.S. on foreign policy issues. By Foreign Policy (March/April 2007; 7 pages)





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