From time to time, I highlight blogs that have moved to the top of my daily reading list. Here are three conflict and health blogs that I have been thoroughly enjoying with my morning coffee. Check them out and consider adding them to your RSS reader.
VethnoGraphy. Craig Kiebler’s blog focuses on agricultural and veterinary infrastructure, and their relationship with society. In practice, posts often mix global health, veterinary science, and conflict in one soupy delicacy. Why should you read it? Because it is fascinating and (more importantly) original. You can read about child health, HIV, and swine flu on a dozen great blogs, but VethnoGraphy is the only place writing exclusively on the relationship between animals and global health.
CTLab’s Current Intelligence. I don’t think I have given the Complex Terrain Laboratory enough credit. Michael Innes (who just published two pieces at Foreign Policy) and John Matthew Barlow have put together a serious team of contributors, minus one lucky guy who snuck in under the radar. Don’t believe me? Check out this nearly one thousand word post by Professor Charli Carpenter (founder of The Duck of Minerva) on the Russia-Georgia War.
War is Boring. Freelance journalist David Axe has turned his little blog into a solid publication, with one correspondent just returning from Afghanistan and a second just leaving. The site publishes article length posts on armed conflict at least three times a week, often with original photography. War is Boring is one of the few great independent war journalism blogs.
Christopher R. Albon is a political science Ph.D. specializing in armed conflict, public health, human security, and health diplomacy.