No real point to this point, per se, as there isn’t anything big headlining the news, but I have noticed that the Israel/Palestine/general Mideast news has simmered down, which gives me a perfect opportunity to discuss how little I know about the world other than the Middle East (where even my knowledge and understanding rates somewhere around abyssmal). The point, I guess, is that one of the things that is really weird about our current foreign policy debate is how much time is spent on what, from a numbers perspective, is such an insignificant portion of the world. I know next to nothing about India, China, Indonesia, etc., and other large population centers, and our foreign policy debates almost always exclude them (except for the case of China, and when they are mentioned it is virtually certain it will be done in a belligerent manner).
In fact, other than Larison, there are very few blogs which even discuss these countries. I just find that odd, considering their size and the likelihood that they will be global powerhouses in the future.
Like I said, no real point to this post, just something I was thinking about this morning while doing other things.