BRB - Blogging to resume soon

My apologies for the silence on the blog. Normal commentary will resume soon including a guest post waiting in the wings as well as several other draft posts that require publication. Note that I will not be too prolific this week as I'm up against a deadline as I prepare for my trip to Turkey next month to present at a workshop put on by NATO's Centre for Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism.

On another note, if you tried to comment on the blog and failed (and at least one person has), the problem should be fixed now.