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Back during the Obama administration, opponents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) peddled a lot of nonsense in their attempt to derail a pretty robust non-proliferation deal. Some hawks argued that the United States would be unable to effectively reimpose sanctions on Iran should it choose to. But it turns out that, at […]
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Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman have been doing important work on what they call “weaponized interdependence“: Globalization has transformed the dynamics of security. In Rosa Brooks’ (2016) evocative description, over the last two decades war ‘became everything’ thanks to interdependence. Flows of finance, information and goods across borders both create new risks for states, and […]
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No Victory in Europe

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On June 7, 2018
Trump’s Europe policy is a mess. First, there’s this. And I thought our Ambassador’s enthusiasm for empowering the German right-wing had set a new low in historical understanding… Once you get past these public displays of ignorance, Thomas Wright has a worthwhile read over at the Atlantic that highlights the Trump administration’s shift to promote […]
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