Daniel W. Drezner

A word about the alleged economic benefits of the American military

This week, there's been a rash of articles on the state of GOP foreign policy thinking, as well as some interesting and constructive responses to ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How the U.N. Security Council seems like a grad school all-nighter

I have a shocking confession to make:  it's possible that maybe, just maybe, professors and graduate students don't always finish tasks on time.  Once in ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Diplomacy is dangerous business — a fact Washington needs to remember

One of this blog's minor keys over the years has been the creeping militarization of U.S. foreign policy. I don't mean this in the "all ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Is China becoming a sanctioning state?

The latest issue of The Washington Quarterly is just lousy with China essays -- it's like there's a theme or something.  Andrew Scobell and Andrew ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Analogical reasoning strikes again

I know that Daniel Klaidman's Newsweek cover story on the Navy SEALs is supposed to make me feel all warm and safe because of the ...

Daniel W. Drezner

When the nastiest option is also the least terrible option

The New Republic has assembled a symposium on what the United States should do about Syria.  Among others, contributors will include Larry Diamond, Anne-Marie Slaughter, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Intervening to win?

Based on his prior scholarly and advocacy work, it's safe to say that Bob Pape has not been a huge fan of U.S. military interventions.  In ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Grading Mitt Romney’s foreign policy white paper

As I noted previously, compared to his GOP rivals, Mitt Romney has some actual foreign policy thinking going on.  On the other hand, as Dan ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The first rule of Twitter Fight Club: Everyone retweets Twitter Fight Club

In honor of its 5th anniversary, let's take a look at the following Twitter exchange between spokesmen for the Taliban and ISAF, as captured by ...

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