After the break is the introduction I wrote for this essay earlier this year. Since then I have substantially changed my position on war and foreign policy. However, with such a large change there are still many gaps I need to fill in and much I need to learn before I can put together a coherent essay on the matter. I maintained the original introduction to record the evolution of my thought which is one of the goals of this blog. I hope to update my political survey soon with recent changes in certain positions and expand on my new ideas of war and foreign policy in a future essay. In the mean time, you can see how I thought not too long ago and take away many insights that I still find to be relevant even if my position has changed.
National Security issues and particularly warfare are issues I am currently struggling with. I have moved from very right wing (social conservative, fiscal conservative, national security hawk) to more libertarian views on most issues. However, I have found it difficult to get behind most libertarians when it comes to foreign policy and issues of National Security. I am currently exploring their arguments to see if I can be convinced and since libertarians, specially Austrian economists, have a pretty strong record of being right it is a strong possibility. In the mean time, here is an essay I wrote regarding threats to National Security in a globalized world. The insights are still applicable even if you may disagree with the policies I advocated at the time I wrote it. Once I’ve done more research into these topics in general I hope to revisit this essay and provide updates. I would also appreciate lessons learned from others’ research. Just send insights on these issues or comments on this essay to me through the Contact button on the menu bar. The Essay is after the break in both HTML and Wor DOC formats. Enjoy.