Shadow Government

Rescuing George Shultz, the Best Secretary of State You’ve Never Heard Of

What if America had a remarkably effective secretary of state, yet almost 95 percent of international relations professors didn’t know it? That may sound like ...

The South Asia Channel

Afghan Election Audit Will Take Two More Weeks; Sharif Asks Army For Help In Islamabad; Modi Combats ‘Financial Untouchability’

Editors Note: The South Asia Channel will not be publishing a daily brief on Monday, September 1, 2014 in honor of Labor Day. We will ...

Foreign Policy

If Op-Eds Faced Peer Review

Higher education is in a state of flux in the United States.  At the beginning of this year it was all "MOOCs, MOOCs, MOOCs!!!" and ...

Stephen M. Walt

The New Foreign Policy Sobriety

FP colleague Dan Drezner has a good post up on the recent Council on Foreign Relations/Pew poll of U.S. attitudes toward foreign policy, which shows ...

Stephen M. Walt

The Embarrassing Debate Over the ‘War on Terror’

Are you as frustrated as I am by the whole discussion of terrorism in U.S. national security discourse? Given the billions of dollars that have ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2013 Albies

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

Daniel W. Drezner

On Beauty Pageants, Gender and the Living Dead

Last week, Jessica Trisko Darden wrote a guest blog post about the international politics of the Miss Universe pageant.  Yesterday, over at Duck of Minerva, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why Foreign Affairs Policymakers are More Prejudiced than Economic Policymakers

Yesterday I was intermittently watching Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, and I was struck by how often she relied on the guidance ...

Stephen M. Walt

Travels and Travails

A heads-up for regular readers: I will be traveling for the next ten days and blogging will be sparse. I'm off to Cambridge University tomorrow, ...

Stephen M. Walt

How Not to Think About the Israel Lobby

As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been writing about the Israel lobby that much lately. Life's too short to spend all one's ...

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