Weekly Wrap 477: Another week on Health Patrol, with cybers and nuclear weapons

My week of Monday 15 to Sunday 21 July 2019 was another one largely devoted to supporting my friend with an acute health problem, although I did get a little interesting work done along the way this time.

Articles

  • Cyberwar’s strategic value ‘unclear’: Hugh WhiteZDNet Australia, 18 July 2019. As I wrote, “Cybers are a cheap and effective deterrent, says one of Australia’s leading strategic analysts. But wars will still be fought in the ‘boring old real world’, so let’s reconsider nukes.”

Media Appearances

Podcasts

None.

Corporate Largesse

  • On Tuesday there were snacks at the Lowy Institute, as usual. It hardly seems worth mentioning this, but I decided years ago to list Every Goddam Thing so here we are.

The Week Ahead

My gut feeling is that my friend’s condition, which does not seem to be improving after all, will mean more time for me on Health Patrol this week. I hope I’m not being pessimistic. But that said, here’s the alleged plan.

On Tuesday evening I’m going to the Lowy Institute session Mapping power in Asia, a discussion of the 2019 Lowy Institute Asia Power Index. Check it out.

At some point I’ll record an episode of The 9pm Edict.This podcast is supported by the generosity of its listeners. Please subscribe for special benefits or throw a few coins into the tip jar. Doing so this week would be especially appreciated, due to the time spent on Health Patrol this month.

Further Ahead

A new episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Nicholas Fryer will be recorded on Thursday 1 August and posted that night. We had to push it back because reasons.

Here’s the events I’m planning to attend beyond that. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.

[Photo: Dusk train at Burwood, photographed from the Hotel Burwood on the evening of 21 July 2019.]