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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Mark Steyn on the Suicide of the West
    In the 20th century, though, he sees something change. Non-western -isms begin to spread, recede, advance. In leaving communism to become a capitalist, Burnham fears that he is “leaving the winning side for the losing side,” in part because he beli…

  2. Canadian Moxie
    It seems that after Canada had a mad cow outbreak and the U.S. stopped the importation of Canadian beef, that since we are now importing it back into the U.S. they feel they should get compensated by us, for the loss in profits that were incurred. I …

  3. Troubled Ramblings of Europe Lost
    The United States nearly stands alone in the world today. And as both Steyn and Daley point out, Europe isn’t an enemy; it just isn’t much of a friend.

  4. Two Drews Too Much
    (H/T to James Joyner at OTB for today’s Daily Linkfest)

    Tim Cowlishaw and Bob Sturm aren’t convinced by the New Jersey con man’s latest move, and neither am I.

    Anyone who saw this Cowboy’s team for any significant amount of time realizes the …

    More than three years after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the 11,000 men and women who serve as the border’s front-line defense are overwhelmed. Despite an influx of new technology, such as underground sensors and cameras that pan the desert, agents …

  6. ZuDfunck says:

    Televangelist Gene Scott Dies at 75
    From Berkley Based Brett: I don’t know if you were familiar with the most bizarre TV evangelist I’ve ever seen, Dr. Gene Scott, but a number of people on Usenet have noted the odd fact that this network iconoclast

  7. Gay Orbit says:

    The Social Security Solution
    The real solution to Social Security is this:

    Get rid of it altogether and make every single person in this nation responsible for their own retirement. Just do it. Wean people off of it. Give old people who are in retirement their full benefit, the…

  8. Canadian Prime Minister Says “No”
    PM will say ‘no’ to U.S. missile shield — Alexander Panetta (

    This comes as no surprise, but our do-nothing neighbors to the North have declined participation in the missile defense shield. Apparently, the support just isn’t there wi…

  9. Our Life says:

    Identification of 9/11 Victims’ Remains Ends
    Associated Press via MSNBC: NEW YORK – The medical examiner’s office has ended its effort to identify the remains of those killed at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001, leaving more than a thousand victims unidentified. “We’ve…

  10. PSA: Seven Eight ways to know when there are few, if any, serious problems in the universe.
    1. Bloggers, reporters and certain politicians think that a single individual who got a day pass to cover the White…

  11. Radio Tonight
    Reminder: I will be on Subject to Discussion [On LV ROCKS Radio] tonight at 9PM EST / 6PM PST. The Live Stream will be available here at 9PM EST / 6PM PST. We will be discussing the blog and current…

  12. white pebble says:

    When it changed, version 2.0
    Meryl’s post this morning, about the Great Male Bloggers not noticing all of the women around them, has gotten me to think of many incidents from my own life of watching Ohio politics from the sidelines.

    Take, for instance, my friends Betty and Jo…

  13. basil's blog says:

    PGH Assignment: Iraq’s To-Do List
    Harvey’s number appeared on the caller ID.

  14. Frakkin-A
    Starting in July we’re gonna get 20 more episodes of Battlestar Galactica according to Sci-Fi Wire. While the renewal was already public knowledge, the announcement that we’re getting 20 shows (up from 13 this season) with all of the main…

  15. WTF
    James Joyner and some weblog called The Bones of Contention link to a weblog so foul I won’t even give…