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War Pigs

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On June 4, 2022
I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit at these knuckleheads who decided to fight for Ukraine because they thought WAR KICKS ASS and then they soon quit when they realized that war wasn’t a video game. In interviews with The Washington Post, foreign fighters from the United States and elsewhere described glaring disparities between what […]
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I recently released a “special” episode of Whiskey and IR Theory. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and I reflect on the curious case of John Mearsheimer and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We discuss the ethics of public-facing scholarship; we also cover some of the specifics of Mearsheimer’s article and talk on the 2014 Ukraine crisis. […]

Denazification

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On March 1, 2022

Is this the “denazification” Putin has been blathering on about? Ukraine’s president has aired his frustration on Twitter over the missile strike on the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial

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I’ve spent the last six years arguing, in essence, that we should be looking at contemporary politics through the lens of the interwar period. As Alexander Cooley and I argued in a recent issue of Foreign Affairs: Grappling with domestic illiberal threats remains a thorny exercise. Of course, the defense of liberal democracy has produced […]
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