Today’s Defense and International Relations Topics was created in 2012 as an outlet to discuss contemporary defense and IR topics in an unceremonious, informal, and non-academic manner. For the most part, these entries present the author’s position on a number of contemporary issues. Occasionally, a historical event is selected for analysis and discussion. The contents of this blog are the end product of the author’s opinions, beliefs, and research efforts. Today’s DIRT is not sponsored by, or affiliated with any public or private universities, government agencies, NGOs, research institutes or US combatant commands.
A Little About The Author…..
The Author of this blog is now officially over 44 and resides on the east coast of the United States. He has extensive real world experience in the fields of International Relations and Defense. He has earned an MSFS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, as well as an MPA and Ph.D-Politics from Princeton University. He also signed a two book deal with a New York City publishing house in June, 2021.
At the present time, the author is spending the summer in a beach house at the Jersey Shore working on the manuscript of his second novel. While his first novel has been held back due to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, there will be no similar problems with book #2……unless the United States and China go to war. 🙂
10 thoughts on “About Today’s DIRT”
Amazing, Mike and you can Fly as well!!
Fixed wing no less 🙂
Hello Mike, I love your articles I’ve been following them for nearly a month now but every day I look forward to reading them. I have a small request though if you don’t mind could you please write something like an opinion piece on the India China border issue. Thanks.
Hi Sandra. Thanks for checking in. 🙂 That is a good idea and I’ve been wanting to do that for some time now. Time has been tight but I can definitely put one together in the coming days. It will be up Wednesday afternoon.
Hi Mike, I’m an IR-junkies (I feel so haha), I really enjoy reading your articles. Thanks
Hi Valensius. Thanks for reaching out to me. It’s always nice to hear from readers, and ‘m glad you’re enjoying my articles.
You have an impressive educational background.
Thank you very much for the compliment. 🙂
Thanks for the “like” on my recent post. Your profile information reads: “He has extensive real world in the fields of International Relations and Defense. He has earned an MSFS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, along with an MPA and Ph.D-Politics from Princeton University. At present he is employed.” I think you left out the word “experience” between “real world” and “in the fields of.”
My Lord, you’re right. After that mistake, I should just remove any mention of my higher education! LOL Thanks for catching that.