March 25, 2006

Better Stuff I've Written Elsewhere

>> Uyghur Separatism and the Politics of Islam in China's Western Frontier

>> A Pakistan Primer

Political Islam
>> Citadels of Jihad

>> Clash of Identities: Integration, Islamism, and the Question of Europe's Muslims

Private Security Companies
>> Soldiers of Fortune 500: Corporate Warriors and the Rise of the Private Military Firm

>> William Gibson Watch

Obligatory Introductory Post

Allright, so I've been living in Japan for over seven months now, teaching with the JET program. I told myself I would set up a personal blog when I got here, but evidently I took a little longer getting around to that than I planned. Since graduating from Boston University last May, my blog-reading dropped off precipitously until a couple months back, when I got back in the habit of regularly reading — if not writing — blogs.

It remains to be seen whether this will prompt me to write more now or not, and what if anything I'll write about. If nothing else I can use it to share some photos from my adventures, and maybe the ocassional vignette of life here in Japan. I might also include more serious international relations/politics-related commentary that for whatever reason doesn't quite fit at American Footprints, where I also occassionaly write thanks to the continued generosity/benign neglect of my host there, Praktike. To the right you can see some recent items from my bookmark feed, in case you're interested in what I'm reading around the web.