• From our infatuation with swing states to the pageantry of the Chinese Communist Catwalk — great night of TV in China as Xi Jingping steps out first from behind the curtain.  I miss the old days when it was a surprise….
  • This isn’t going to end well.  This morning’s Jerusalem Post editorial: “Operation Pillar of Defense – like Operation Cast Lead – will not change the fundamental dynamics in Gaza.”
  • Twitter goes to war.   Aren’t there Twitter rules?  Open thread
  • A fundamental transformation?  Competition over the rescaling of governance.  Shahar Hameiri and Lee Jones on the Politics and Governance of Non-traditional Security in ISQ.

And also:

  • Excellent roundtable discussion and exchange on Sarah Kreps, Coalitions of Convenience at H-diplo/ISSF.