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A recent episode of bloggingheads.tv features John Ikenberry and Patrick Porter. They discuss the Biden administration, liberal international order, and the “Rooseveltian Internationalism” article that I wrote about a few weeks back. If this kind of stuff interests you, then I suggest giving the video a try. Ikenberry is perhaps the foremost theorist of “liberal […]

Hong Kong

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On July 6, 2020

We haven’t blogged much about Hong Kong recently. The news, as readers probably now, has been pretty grim. On June 30, Beijing enacted a National Security Law that, in effect, ended any guarante

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Democracy’s Fragility

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On January 30, 2018
This story on a few racist teenagers creating havoc at Texas universities by spreading white supremacist propaganda reminds me of a point I have known for a long time: that democracy is incredibly fragile and it only takes a very small amount of people to destroy it. When those people are aided and abetted by […]

Always Check the Dataset

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On January 2, 2017
A while ago I used a story about the relative score of North Carolina on “Electoral Integrity” to frame a piece about democratic backsliding. I spend a lot of time looking at datasets, so I have no excuse for not looking at the one used in that piece. It turns out to be… problematic. And […]

Lessons from Turkey

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On December 1, 2016

Over at my other digs, Kindred Winecoff is running a series called “World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism” (which, unfortunately, he’s decided requires an acronym). They

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