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Mac Owens and Orbis

I got an e-mail saying this, in part: "The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that
Mackubin (Mac) Owens has been appointed Editor of its flagship
publication, Orbis-A Quarterly Journal of World Affairs, effective with
the Summer 2008 issue. Owens is a prolific writer on military affairs
and a long-time associate of FPRI, where he is a Senior Fellow in the
Program on National Security."

There was more to it, but just praise of Owens, and I don�t want to go there. This is the Orbis site. I don�t get all this. I guess Owens has too much free time on his hands, although he is scheduled to teach a couple of classes in our MAHG graduate program next summer. Slow down, Colonel. You are not thirty-something anymore. Congratulations.

Discussions - 7 Comments

Wow, that is great news. Well done, Mac!

The link still shows Jim Kurth as editor in chief.

Peter - Can you shed some more light here?

Thanks for posting this, Peter.

For Steve, the answer to your query is in fact in the announcement Peter posted. "The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Mackubin (Mac) Owens has been appointed Editor of its flagship publication, Orbis-A Quarterly Journal of World Affairs, effective with the Summer 2008 issue."

In other words, my name will not officially appear on the masthead until the Summer 2008 issue. Guest editors will handle things until then. Of course, I will have a lot to do before my first issue comes out.

Did Kurth resign, get pushed out, or what? Why do they need guest editors? And what's with Peter's phrasing: There was more to it, but just praise of Owens, and I don't want to go there.

Steve

Relax, Dude. Jim Kurth retired. Guest editors will take care of the next two issues because they feature special topics based on conferences that the two individuals set up and ran.

I'll let Peter speak for himself, but I interpreted his comments as (one more) instance of my old friend Peter giving me a hard time in his own unique style.

Mac - "Dude"? I am relaxed but curious, especially in light of Jim's views. If you say -- and presumably Kurth says -- there's nothing to be curious about, then I have no reason to pursue it.

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