] Prof. Thomas P.M. Barnett, Senior Strategic Researcher at
] the U.S. Naval War College, is maybe the hottest military
] thinker in the world right now. His work, which focuses
] on the connections between development and security, and
] in particular his book, The Pentagon's New Map: War and
] Peace in the Twenty-First Century, has become deeply
] influential with forward-thinking members of the
[ There were at least a dozen quotes I thought would be good to hook this article, but I couldn't decide on one, so I chose the above, deliberately general, introduction.
I found the interview to be filled with fascinating thoughts. There's a lot to think about here, and I feel like this is sort of a doorway to a whole lot of things I hadn't thought much about previously. I imagine the rabid right and the rabid left will be equally dismissive of this work, but the rest can, at least, find room for sensible debate.
I encourage people here to read it... it's somewhat long, but well worth it. A gold star, if not for this interview itself, then for the extended discussions surrounding it around the web, and, hopefully, here. -k]
Thomas P.M. Barnett: The Worldchanging Interview