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This is the grave of Charles Merriam. Born in 1874 in Hopkinton, Iowa, Merriam grew up in the relative elite of small-town Iowa, with his father a successful dry goods store owner and official on local boards, such as the local college. Merriam wasn’t the only one of his siblings to later achieve success, as […]
For this week’s Diplomat column I delve into (gasp!) actual political science: But what if even the leaders of states don’t know how they’ll react to certain events? A recent International Organization article by Jonathan Mercer investigated the role of emotion in decision-making. Although the theory is somewhat complicated, the argument boils down to the idea that […]


On April 4, 2013

Blogging at you today from the 2013 International Studies Association Conference in San Francisco, California. If you’re currently enjoying ISA, please consider stopping by the International Stu

The following is a guest post by Jonathan Powell. Dr. Powell is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.  His research focuses on conflict processes, particularly aspects related to civil-military relations. He recently received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. James Fearon’s recent response to Anjan […]
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