- By Stephen M. WaltStephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.
I heard a great line about public policy last week: "There are two things that people really hate. The first is change, and the second is the way things are."
No doubt you’ve noticed the various changes that have been going on here at FP, as the site morphs and adapts and strives to improve over time. I’m happy to announce that my own role here is shifting slightly, from blogging whenever I could find the time to doing a regular once-a-week "column." I’m looking forward to the shift: Writing less frequently will allow me to be a bit more selective and probe some topics in more depth.
So if you’ve enjoyed my commentary over the past four years, don’t stop reading now. Vladimir Lenin was wrong about a lot of things, but his advice on revolutionary cadres applies even more to articles, books, and blog posts: "Better fewer, but better."
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.| Daniel W. Drezner |
Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the author of The Arab Uprising (March 2012, PublicAffairs).
He publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arab media and information technology, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Islamist movements.| Marc Lynch |