POW/MIA Accounting — Volume 2: J*P*A*C and the Politics of Human Skeletal Identification To Be Published in April 2019

According to the publisher Palgrave-Macmillan the second volume of POW/MIA Accounting, which is in the production phase, is scheduled to be published and available for hardback and e-book purchase in April 2019. POW/MIA Accounting — Volume 1: Searching for Missing American Servicemen in the Soviet Union, published by Palgrave Macmillan in April 2018, is available Read More …

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

In October 2018 I was appointed as a Visiting International Researcher in the Energy Department of the Polytechnical University of Turin, Italy (PoliTo). The project PoliTo is leading, which concerns China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is entitled “BRI Risk Predictor.” PoliTo’s approach differs substantively in many ways from other analyses of the BRI. Of Read More …

New York Times Highlights My RAND Korean War Report

My RAND report, POW/MIA Issues: The Korean War (1994) was quoted extensively in a June 15 NY Times article.  The article is entitled, “Trump-Kim Deal Promises Answers for Families of Korean War M.I.A.s” Look for the link to the RAND report in the text.  My RAND report was published in 1994.  Here’s the link if you want to jump Read More …

Kim-Trump Joint Statement on POW/MIA Accounting Is Flawed

The Joint Statement signed by President Trump and Chairman Kim (“Trump and Kim joint statement from the Singapore summit,” WP June 12, 2018) states, “The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.”   There is no evidence that the DPRK has ever accurately identified Read More …

Searching for Missing American Servicemen In The Soviet Union — How To Order

POW/MIA Accounting — Volume 1: Searching for Missing American Servicemen In The Soviet Union (Palgrave-Macmillan) was published on April 15, 2018. To order, click Online Order Volume 1 For the flyer, click Volume 1 Flyer You can read the front and back material as well as the summary for each chapter.  The book is available as Read More …

Why Dirty (Nuclear) Bombs Don’t Work

Why Dirty (Nuclear) Bombs Don’t Work And Nuclear Weapons Are Not Useful (Most of the Time)     By Paul M Cole, MSFS, PhD     March 2, 2018         Radioisotope Dispersion Device (RDD) With regard to Radioisotope Dispersion Devices (RDD’s), aka a “dirty bomb,” there is no consensus on the definition Read More …

Speaking Tour to China and Singapore

Delivered four lectures in December 2017: (1) “Threats and Sanctions,” the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) Security and Crisis Management program conference on the Security and Investment in the Belt and Road Initiative, (2) “Think Tanks and Great Power Relations,” Shanghai Global Think Tank Forum, (3) “Foreign Policymaking In Washington, DC,” Shanghai Institute for Read More …

Contract for Volume 2 of POW/MIA Accounting

Palgrave-Macmillan has offered a contract to publish Volume 2 of POW/MIA Accounting, entitled, J*P*A*C: The Politics of Human Skeletal Identification.  The book covers the years 2010-2014 when I was a Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s (JPAC) Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.  Volume 2 addresses the influence Read More …