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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Albies

It's now after Thanksgivukkah, which means it's time to start garnering nominations for the 5th (5th!!) annual Albies, so named to honor of the great ...

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You Can Find Political Science Everywhere — You Just Have to Know How to Look.

So this happened last night:  Your browser does not support iframes. As a diehard Red Sox fan, this worst-to-first season was particularly sweet.  However, not ...

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The spread of the Idea Industry

Your humble blogger has been interested in the phenomenon of the "Idea Industry" for quite some time now.   And in the past week or so ...

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Syria, Iran and the confidence fairy

Your humble blogger continues to be interested in the divide between current/former policymakers and academics over the meaning and significance of "credibility" in international affairs.  ...

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Syria, Iran and the credibility fairy

Your humble blogger continues to be interested in the divide between current/former policymakers and academics over the meaning and significance of "credibility" in international affairs.  ...

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Two takes and one prayer on Syria

My take on what to do in Syria has drifted from agnosticism to skepticism over the last week.  This authorized DoD leak New York Times ...

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Today’s blog post is outsourced to Julia Ioffe

Your humble blogger knows when someone else has written something better than he'll come up with in the AM.  So, rather than me trying to ...

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Be careful of what you wish for from China

For years, I've read lament after lament that China's economic model, far from being the New New Thing, is badly broken, leading to all sorts of ...

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Does cold fish diplomacy matter?

In the New York Times, Mark Landler and Peter Baker review Barack Obama's personal diplomacy with other world leaders, and finds it wanting.  They make ...

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