The Collapse of the Liberal World Order

The world is entering a period where once-robust democracies have grown fragile. Now is the time to figure out where we went wrong.

Christian Caryl

The End of Politics as We Know It

The traditional ideological divides of Left and Right are collapsing. And that raises big questions about the future of liberal democracy.

Daniel W. Drezner

Why Obama needs to choose whether he’s a liberal or a realist on Syria

As BuzzFeed's Miriam Elder has chronicled, the foreign policy community ain't too happy with Obama right now.  Your humble blogger hasn't been quite as unhappy, but ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Modernization and Westernization are not the same thing

I'm going to go out on a limb and state unequivocally that I think civil liberties and gender equality are Very Good Things.  All else ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The costs and benefits of multilateral coercion

I think it's safe to say that the multilateral coalition implementing Operation Odyssey Dawn have had their share of public spats.  This means a lot ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Man, those Founding Fathers had an answer for everything!

Thanks to alert historian friend S.L., it's worth noting that 220 years ago today, Moses Seixas, representing the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, wrote ...

Daniel W. Drezner

You say idealist, I say realist… let’s call the whole thing off

Everybody -- and by everybody, I mean FP --  is getting hot and bothered by this section of Peter Baker's New York Times story:  If ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Is the jury really in on China?

The Financial Times' Edward Luce talks today about the ways in which U.S. perceptions of China have changed:[N]o amount of dexterity can disguise the fact ...

Daniel W. Drezner

International Relations 101 on Iran and Honduras

The following is not rocket science, but rather International Relations 101. Still, I hadn't seen it anywhere else, so here goes: The parallels between ongoing ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The coming natural experiment

My latest essay at TNI online discusses how the current financial crisis threatens to undermine the liberal logic for perpetual peace, which will lead to ...

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