Spare thoughts

1. The Senate moves to block funding for political science research, putting Dan Drezner in a drinking mood 2. African and non-African development economists do not care about the same stuff at all 3. Saskia Sassen argues that cities will outlive nation-states 4. Despite what you may have read in the New York Times, Nixon’s ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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1. The Senate moves to block funding for political science research, putting Dan Drezner in a drinking mood

2. African and non-African development economists do not care about the same stuff at all

3. Saskia Sassen argues that cities will outlive nation-states

1. The Senate moves to block funding for political science research, putting Dan Drezner in a drinking mood

2. African and non-African development economists do not care about the same stuff at all

3. Saskia Sassen argues that cities will outlive nation-states

4. Despite what you may have read in the New York Times, Nixon’s bombing of Cambodia is not being used as a legal precedent for the drone war 

5. The egg came before the chicken. Next question?

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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