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North Korean Defectors Are Really Excited About ‘The Interview’

The fictionalized assassination of Kim Jong Un has some North Korean defectors dreaming of regime change.

Daniel W. Drezner

Brad Pitt just depressed the living hell out of me about World War Z

So the big push for World War Z is clearly afoot.  The second trailer for the film was released a week ago:    So this ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why World War Z scares me — and not in the good way

We might live in an era of globalization, but its is nevertheless true that travel abroad leads to some odd news gaps when one returns.  ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Argo — the Foreign Policy review

Last night your humble blogger went to see Argo, which Ben Affleck directs and stars in. Here's a trailer:  Now, those readers who care about ...

Daniel W. Drezner

What world politics wonks can take away from Comic-Con

Your humble blogger will be winging his way back to the East Coast after a few days at Comic-Con.  Now, one of the purposes of ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Gone Comic-Con-ing

Posting will be intermittent for the next few days, as your humble blogger is headed to... Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.  I will be going ...

Daniel W. Drezner

We interrupt normal IR blogging to state the obvious about the Star Wars films

Your humble blogger has occasionally demonstrated an interest in the Star Wars saga, and, alas, I see over the weekend that a lot of nonsense and ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How well does Contagion “get” the global governance of catastrophe?

Your humble blogger went to see Contagion over the weekend for two reasons.  First, Slate movie critic Forrest Wickman concluded his review by calling it, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Sometimes a superhero movie is just a superhero movie

Over at Vanity Fair, James Wolcott blogs about the explosion of forthcoming superhero movies, why they will suck, and what this means for American exceptionalism.  ...

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