Readers may have noted that this blog has lain fallow for a few weeks, and during such crucial turns in world events as well. But it is for a good reason. The process of publishing of my forthcoming book has been proceeding apace, with the project now in the layout stage. The book, titled (take a deep breath) Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements, Independence Struggles, Breakaway Republics, Rebel Provinces, Pseudostates, Puppet States, Tribal Fiefdoms, Micronations, and Do-It-Yourself Countries, from Chiapas to Chechnya and Tibet to Texas, will be published soon (later summer or early fall 2014) by Auslander & Fox (ISBN is 978-1-936117-99-4).
Before long, I will return to regular blogging, offering updates, analysis, and opinions on some of the more important recent and ongoing developments in the area of separatism and nationalism, including the ongoing wars in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, and the Palestinian Territories, to name just a few.
Meanwhile, please “like” the book’s page on Facebook (here), which, frustratingly, does not allow exclamation points in the names of pages.