Andrew Exum, also known as Abu Muqawama, and the writer of a blog with the same name, has announced that he will no longer blog on a daily basis because he feels that it conflicts with his research-oriented, deliberative work at the Center for a New American Security. He notes that blogging has “atrophied” his long-form writing skills.

I’m going to follow his lead for the time being. I have to write an obscene amount of pages over the next two weeks. I need to re-focus on long-form writing and need to concentrate my efforts on two serious papers. I won’t be blogging again until December 15th 25th.