Author: Dan Nexon

Dan Nexon is a Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. You can read all about the gory details of his academic work at https://www.dhnexon.net
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Keep Calm and Carry On?

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In 2022 Election
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On May 18, 2022
For all of its awfulness, the Trump administration did make some good policy decisions. It was right, more or less, to push allies and partners not to outsource their next-generation telecommunications networks to Chinese companies. But what about political decisions? Is there anything the Biden administration can learn from Trump when it comes to practical […]
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In 1941, Lend-Lease passed the Senate on a vote of 60-31 and the House on a vote of 260-165. It’s 2022 descendant, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022” passed the Senate unanimously and the House on a vote of 417-10, with roughly ninety-five percent of House Republicans supporting the legislation. So what is […]
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to create heartburn for reactionary populists. Jacob Heilbrunn reports from an emergency gathering of crypto-fascist luminaries: It was notable that at the conference, speaker after speaker targeted the GOP hawks more often than they spoke about Ukraine itself. Indeed, Kyiv itself was essentially MIA β€” serving more as a […]
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The Korea Analogy

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In foreign policy , Trump-Russia , war
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On March 15, 2022
Paul’s post about David Remnick’s interview of Stephen Kotkin reminds me of another interview that Kotkin recorded in February. In that earlier interview, Kotkin draws an analogy between Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and Stalin’s decision to give Kim Il-sung the “green light” to invade South Korea. The comparison not only highlights the dysfunctions of […]
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