Panda stretching at Beijing Zoo; photo credit: Andrew Oros; click image for larger version
Thanks to everyone for patience during the last couple of weeks. I’ve been engaged in two huge conferences back to back with trips to Beijing and Moscow in the few days between them.
Just finished helping to produce one of the conferences — the Washington Ideas Forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Aspen Institute and Newseum.
The next is a conference next Tuesday in Washington titled “Cutting the Fuse: Moving Beyond the War on Terrorism” encouraging alternative military strategies for thinking about and going after terrorists abroad. Here is the information for those interested in attending next week.
I return to the USA from Asia tomorrow and will be back to some turbo-charged blogging.
Note to the Beijing Zoo, which was mostly a pleasant experience: you should use part of your vast intelligence network in this country to discourage taunting of the lions and tigers at the zoo.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw grandmothers and children laughing and throwing empty water bottles at a magnificent lion in his outside enclosure. It was shameful and disappointing.
— Steve Clemons