• The impact (so far) of the Syrian civil war on Hizballah (via Andrew Exum).
  • UK conservatives want to export (further) austerity to the EU budget.
  • Steve Saideman’s take on the “future of Star Wars.” John Scalzi thinks Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm is a good thing for the franchise. PTJ agrees. Indeed, it seems as if everyone is invoking the Marvel precedent.

That’s really all I have time for this morning. All the best to our readers and friends suffering from the storm.