Foreign Policy

‘Better Fewer, but Better’

I heard a great line about public policy last week: "There are two things that people really hate. The first is change, and the second ...

Stephen M. Walt

Top 10 Things I’m Thankful for This Year

People like me really shouldn't complain about anything, at least not at the personal level. I've been extraordinarily lucky from birth, and most misfortunes I've ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Gone China-ing

Posting will be light this week as your humble blogger heads to Beijing, armed with enough surgical masks and business cards to survive a zombie ...

Stephen M. Walt

Question Time

A few idle questions occurred to me this morning, and I thought I'd share them with you. 1. If NATO didn't exist, would the United ...

Stephen M. Walt

Culture Clashes, and What I Learned from My Grandparents’ Old Neighborhood

I spent this past weekend in Southern California, visiting my daughter at her college's Parents Weekend. While I was there, I drove her out to ...

Stephen M. Walt

Can Anybody Run This Country?

I'm in Williamsburg, Virginia, to give a set of lectures at the College of William and Mary. I'll be speaking first to students on the ...

Stephen M. Walt

Flying Down to Rio

Now that the flap over Syria has been settled (not really...), I guess it's safe for me to get back on the road. Translated: I'm ...

Daniel W. Drezner

I’d like to thank the Internet…

I see that earlier this week there was a small kerfuffle on the effect of the internet on journalism/punditry.  See Robert Samuelson grumping his way ...

Stephen M. Walt

Short Takes on Recent Events

If you're anything like me, you find it hard to keep up with the Niagara of events and information with which you're deluged every day. ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The mad writer

Your humble blogger will be spending the last days of this month wrestling with his nearly-completed book manuscript on global economic governance during the Great ...

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