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 his personal site: http://www.dhnexon.net/
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In Biden Administration
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On January 20, 2021
Let’s start with a spot of good news: the Biden administration has already fired Michael Pack. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the partisan hack who wanted to tern the Voice of America, RFE/RL, and other government overseas news services into right-wing propaganda outlets. I’ve occasionally blogged about Pack’s corrupt, dangerous efforts to […]
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I’ve graded it. It’s honestly kind of weird to see politicians claim that impeaching a president for fomenting insurrection is divisive. It’s even weirder to see those same politicians do so in the context of calling their opponents “Communists” and “Marxist” ideologues for… I dunno… wanting to create more automatic stabilizers and expand Medicaid coverage. […]
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My partner – who has a Masters in Russia-Eurasia Studies and extensive work experience in the Former Soviet Union – announced this morning that she’s not reading anything else about the Manfort pardon because it’s making her nauseous. Frank Foer, who spent the last few years doing very strong reporting on Manafort, provides a good […]

#Winning

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On November 15, 2020

Hello from the other side. After eight years of talks, China and 14 other nations from Japan to New Zealand to Myanmar on Sunday formally signed one of the world’s largest regional free trade agreem

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