Emergence and strategy are the intertwined themes of this issue. This seems fitting, because world events are themselves evidencing the intertwining of emergence and strategy. The US-UK “reign” over Iraq is both emergent and strategic. The recall campaign for governor of California exhibits both emergence and strategy. The beginnings of an improved economy echo the theme.

Most of the articles herein are expansions of presentations from the latest Managing the Complex conference held in December at Florida Gulf Coast University.

As for Emergence the journal, our efforts at returning to print continue. While there is no definitive news yet, there is a strategy and emergence plays a critical role. Stay tuned to our website, http://emergence.org, for the latest updates.