March 12, 2006

Networks and Counter-Terrorism

Apparantly the CIA and other governmental agencies tasked with counter-terrorism programs have tapped into network theory and analysis as a method to deter and detect terrorist activity. Although it is a relatively brief treatment of network theory (some of which seems fairly obvious), the article points to both the popularity of network theory in across disciplines as well as the explicit uses of the perspective. This may be interesting to talk about or for papers that investigate some of Castells' work.

Take a look at the article in the most recent New York Times Magazine:
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February 1, 2006

The Death of Coretta Scott King

The news media are buzzing with stories about the passing of Coretta Scott King. In 2003, Carl Levin, Democrat from Michigan and John Warner, Republican from Virginia, introduced legislation to award the congressional medal of honor to Ms. King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Levin's press release for the event contained the following description. . . .

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