Why Is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries?

There’s no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring peace to places like Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq. It’s time we changed our approach, and we can start at home.

Daniel W. Drezner

Paul Saunders wins this week’s Vizzini Award

I spent most of today on a transcontinental flight either sitting on the tarmac or cursing at the executives at United Airlines dumb enough to ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Realism, Episode III: Return of the Realist Critics

Following up on my rant against realist whinging and Rosato and Schuessler's non-whinging defense of realism, the following is a response by the managers of ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Realism Redux: The Realists Strike Back!

Last week I had a good rant about the persecution complex of realist international relations scholars.  This is a discussion that needs to continue, however ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Intellectual clean-up in the realist aisle, please!

Over the break, I see that John Mearsheimer got the glowing Robert D. Kaplan treatment in The Atlantic.  Kaplan is a master of this genre, writing ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Is there such a thing as a consequentialist grand srategy?

Ryan Lizza has a 9,000+ word exegesis on the Obama administration's foreign policy decisionmaking in The New Yorker.  For anyone who's paid attention to this ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How much do I dislike the Leveretts’ op-ed today? Let me count the ways…..

You know how so many in the blogosphere bitch and moan about the ability of neoconservatives to get their policy proposals published even after screwing ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Catching up on my weekend reading

Two interesting articles of note over the weekend.  The first is Clive Thompson's essay on Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (otherwise known as BDM) and his ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Realist Republicans, R.I.P.?

In the spring I wrote in The National Interest online about the GOP split between realists and neocons.  Now, Ilan Goldenberg argues that the split ...

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