Author: Dan Nexon

Dan Nexon is an Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His new co-authored book, Exit from Hegemony: the Unravelling of the American Global Order (Oxford University Press), is due out in 2020.
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Budapest Dreams

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In hungary
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On March 30, 2020
So the Hungarian parliament just gave dictatorial power to everyone’s favorite example of democratic backsliding, Victor Orbán. Hungary’s parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely, effectively putting the European Union democracy under his sole command for as long as he sees fit. While governments around the world assume emergency powers to […]
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The System is in Trouble

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In General
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On March 16, 2020
There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, whether about the economy, the pandemic, or the general political situation. We have a president who lies and deflects, making the inevitable noise associated with compounding crises even worse. So I think we need to focus for long enough to let the gravity of it all sink in. […]
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Pandemic Vlogging

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In Coronavirus
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On March 12, 2020
Because why not? A few notes: The Foreign Policy article that I mention is available here. I overstate the extent that regulation in large markets leads industries to produce the same goods. You can check out the Whiskey & International Relations Theory podcast here. Also at iTunes and Spotify. Van Jackson’s Un-Diplomatic podcast is available […]

Coronavirus Blogging

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On March 7, 2020

Just a very quick note that Joshua Busby, an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School who specializes in climate change and global health, has been writing and curating a good series of

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