Sunday, December 03, 2006
- Name: Don Radlauer
- Location: Alfei Menashe, Samaria (West Bank), Israel
What happens when you take a historian of science, give him a computer and a 9-millimeter pistol, and plunk him down in the middle of the Middle East conflict with ten cats for company?
Stuff I wrote
Hall of Obscure Fame
- If You’re Happy, I’m a Loser
What getting my daughter’s computer fixed taught me about Mideast peace-making.
- Iran’s Kulturkampf
My first Mahmoud Ahmadinejad post explores why Iran might be willing to nuke the Palestinians along with Israel.
- Happy Thought For Today: Global Terror vs. Global Warming
Terrorism - nasty as it is - needs to be put into perspective.
- Stolen Lions and Jewish Suckiness
You’ll Come for the Terrorism... tackles Michael Jackson and a rather unusual theft.
- Demolitions and Deterrence: Cheap Politics Meets Institutionalized Rage
Does knocking down houses really deter terrorists, or does it just make some of us feel good?
- Interpreting the Palestinian Vote: The “Can’t Win” Syndrome
Why do the same people who never failed to remind us that Fatah is a terrorist organization now claim that the Palestinians “chose terror” by voting for Hamas?
- Befuddled BlogScoop: Vegetarian Hunters Threaten New Cartoon War
You’ll Come for the Terrorism... blazes new trails in historical research - vewy, vewy quietly.
- Drawing the Line: Nationalism or Racism?
A debate with a blogging colleague about educational (and other) funding in Israel.
- ClichéWatch: “Hamas’ Landslide Victory”
How did a two-percent squeaker turn into a “landslide”?
- A “Palestinian Holocaust”?
Attempting to demolish a rather vicious cliché.
- ClichéWatch: “Israel’s lost deterrence”
Once again, You’ll Come for the Terrorism... attacks a cliché. So far, the clichés are ahead on points...
My Non-Blog Articles
- Virtual Communities as Pathways to Extremism A (very) minor classic on online radicalization.
- Rational Choice Deterrence and Israeli Counter-Terrorism Or: Why Knocking People's Houses Down Doesn't Work If The People Are Already Dead.
- Incident and Casualty Databases as a Tool for Understanding Low-Intensity Conflicts Includes some data that never got into An Engineered Tragedy.
- ICT Editorial: Time for a New Law: Compensation for “Jewish” Terror Attacks You saw it here first!
- ICT Editorial: The London Bombings and the “Root Causes of Terrorism”
- War Crimes and Gentleman’s Agreements
- An Engineered Tragedy: Statistical Analysis of Casualties in the Palestinian - Israeli Conflict
- Black Tuesday: The World’s Largest Insider Trading Scam?
- Bradley Burston and Beit Hanoun
- Electronic Weirdness Department: Don sells out to ...
- Required Urgently: Peepy Extension
- More brevity: Pride and Presidents
- Electronic Weirdness Department: Counting Comments...
- Ditching Israel: a false panacea
- Welcome to the world, Havel Havelim #90!
- “So what” Department: New review, new sidebar, new...
- I’ve been slapped!
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Stuff I didn’t write
- The Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC) A new nonprofit organization devoted to the broadly interdisciplinary study of modern conflict; I'm a co-founder and Director.
- My AllExperts profile (Terrorism)
Free Q & A service.
- My AllExperts profile (Israel - News & Politics)
Free Q & A service.
“Advancing democracy, pluralism and mutual respect in the Middle East.” Fantastic link library!
- MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute Invaluable translations from Arabic, Farsi, and other media.
- The Media Line
“The MidEast News Source” - a comprehensive source for local news and analysis. Excellent blog directory, although Palestine is strangely missing from the country list.
- Zionism and Israel Information Center Ami Isseroff’s supersite - featuring news, history, biography, current-issue analysis, and more!
- MidEastWeb GateWay An information-packed peace-oriented gateway on the Middle East.
- The Kineret Level Share our national rainy-season obsession! Israel may be the only country in the world where watching the water level of a lake (a.k.a. the Sea of Galilee) rise or fall, centimeter by centimeter, is considered a worthwhile pastime. (In Hebrew; levels are in meters below sea level.)
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