Daniel W. Drezner


Bringing the Pain

On Wednesday, the United States announced an initial round of sanctions in response to the situation in Ukraine, imposing a visa ban on individuals who ...


Not Your Dad’s Academy

The out-of-touch professor is a shopworn cliché that recurs in fiction and, unfortunately, in real life as well. Eighteen months ago, the head of the ...


There’s Something Rotten in Hogsmeade

Editor's Note: After this weekend's shocking news that J.K. Rowling thought it was a mistake to have Hermione end up with Ron in the Harry ...


Altitude Sickness

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting -- aka Davos -- is upon us again. I, like all foreign policy fashion mavens, am looking forward to ...


Bob Gates Doesn’t Know Much About History

Readers of Foreign Policy might be dimly aware that former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates published a memoir this week. Duty: Memoirs of a ...


Presenting the Albies of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, I am pleased to announce the 5th annual winners of the Albies, awarded for the best writing in global ...


The Year of Living Hegemonically

As 2013 draws to a close, it is not hard to find epitaphs for American hegemony. Perhaps the most recent and most articulate was Walter ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Closing Time

This will be my last blog post for Foreign Policy -- indeed, in all likelihood, my last blog post, period.  Let me explain.  Astute observers ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The Biggest Foreign Policy Screw-Up of 2013

At the end of last week, The New Yorker's John Lee Anderson compiled a list of the top twelve "Geostrategic Gestures of 2013."  Now, to ...

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Two-Headed Serpent Robinson Cano Flees 3,000 Miles to Cowardly Underwater Baseball Team

Give the North Korean government credit -- in this media-saturated age, they still have the capacity to capture the attention of observers from the rest ...

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Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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