I'll be heading out to Boston for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association soon. If you're going to be there and want to meet up, drop me a line sometime soon (I'll be reachable by email throughout the conference). I haven't had a minute to scour through the online program to find panels to recommend, but if you're still in town on Sunday morning (!) we'd love to see you at mine:
Sunday, 10:15 AM
18-15 Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq
Chair: Marc Lynch, George Washington University
- Colin H. Kahl, Georgetown University, "The Other Side of the COIN: The Evolution of Counter-Insurgency in Iraq"
- Marc Lynch, George Washington University, "Insurgency Online, Awakening Offline: Explaning the Shift in Iraqi Sunni Political Attitudes, 2005-2007"
- Carter Malkasian, Center for Naval Analysis, "The Changing Tactics of the Iraqi Insurgency in Anbar"
- Matthew Zais, US Military Academy, "Broadswords and Broad Minds: Sub-Organizational Culture and Military Effectiveness in Iraq."
Discussant: David Patel, Cornell University
Steve Biddle, the original discussant, and two of the original paper presenters had to drop out along the way, but I think it shaped up into an outstanding panel and one from which I expect to learn a lot. See some of you there, I hope!
UPDATE: could anyone already at APSA give me the scoop on wireless access? Blogging and tagging for the next few days will depend on the answer...