- By Daniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.
So this morning I checked the news and saw the following of interest:
2) The joint Saudi/UAE intervention into Bahrain threatening to become a regional flashpoint;
4) A poll suggesting that Ameticans’ confidence in the American system of government had plunged to a 35-year low;
In other words, it looked like a full day of blog-worthy events, So you can imagine my utter delight at the fact that I spent most of today in an uber-academic conference, confined to a windowless, wireless room, not being able to blog about any of this.
Unfortunately, blogging time will not be ample for the rest of the week, as I’ll be attending the International Studies Association annual meeting. So, let me step back and ask readers the following question: Five years from now, which of the five developments listed above will we look back and believe to be the most significant for world politics? Why?
I think the answer will still be the Japan earthquake, but I don’t have any confidence at all in that prediction.