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America’s Global Abortion Policy

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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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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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Assuming a Spherical Cow

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On January 4, 2020
Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking for help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, headed by a theoretical physicist, and two weeks of intensive on-site investigation took place. The scholars then returned to the university, notebooks crammed with data, where the […]
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