Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Dan Drezner offered a gift guide for political scientists in the Washington Post last week. In the same spirit, here are some ideas for the IR professor in your life.

Foreign Policy as a Tool of State-Building in the Post-Yugoslav States

Foreign Policy as a Tool of State-Building in the Post-Yugoslav States

Foreign policy as a tool of state-building promises new evidence and may force us to re-think key concepts in international relations.

A Liberal Defense of Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

A Liberal Defense of Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

Obama is a foreign policy Liberal, in the best sense of the term. He has delivered a balanced foreign policy that protects U.S. interests while promoting U.S. values.

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Unless Australia understands the new Asia-Pacific environment and ceases elevating the US and other regional Euro-centric allies, frictions with China will continue.

Getting Away With It: How Governments Sew Up Foreign Policies in Advance

Getting Away With It: How Governments Sew Up Foreign Policies in Advance

All foreign policies are stitched together in order to appease the greatest number of potential stakeholders while limiting the number of potential opponents.

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

EU member states took the right decision by acting swiftly in CAR in January — their hesitation now not only risks the EU’s credibility but a deepening of the crisis.

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

The political evolution of the Gulf, and for that matter of the whole Middle East, is something that policymakers in Washington can neither ignore nor control.

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Many argue international intervention in Syria is now a foregone conclusion but what purpose would this serve and what effect would it have on the conflict and civilians on the ground?

Review – New Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Review – New Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Pamment offers a meticulous reassessment of public diplomacy, but he falls short in critically interrogating the broader structural issues that have shaped new public diplomacy.

The Ivory Tower Disconnect: Going Beyond Terrorism Experts Out of Academe

The Ivory Tower Disconnect: Going Beyond Terrorism Experts Out of Academe

There is a disconnect between political science research and practical policy outcomes. This will continue until there is a real movement to break the elitist nature of academic ivory towers.

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