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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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America’s Global Abortion Policy

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In General
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On February 17, 2021
I can see why a lot of Global South nations might actually prefer to deal with the Chinese than the Americans. Whereas the Chinese are at least consistent, American policy constantly ping-pongs back and forth to extremes, making the entire world’s policies dependent upon who wins the election in an increasingly unstable United States. The […]
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Are we the Blob?

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In foreign policy
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On June 11, 2020
Alexander Cooley and I have a new piece in the July/August issue Foreign Affairs which skims some of the key arguments of Exit from Hegemony. Does this mean that we’ve joined the establishment, albeit at the bottom of the hierarchy? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But this time really is different. The very forces that made U.S. hegemony so […]
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