The West Vs. The Rest

The reluctance of the Rest to jeopardize relations with Putin’s Russia will complicate the West’s ability to manage ties with allies and others not only now but also when the war is over. Read More Here

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The Return Of Statecraft

International politics had clearly entered a new era, one in which the old forms of predatory state behavior had returned, and the putative global hegemon proved unable to stop it. The colossus could not get its way. Read More Here

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Six Wrenches That Twist The Mind

From War and Anti-war: Making Sense of Today’s Global Chaos by Alvin and Heidi Toffler (Warner Books 1993) Each of these mind wrenches is designed to exploit the mass media to sway emotions in mass societies. Atrocity accusation Hyperbolic inflation of the stakes involved in a battle or war (soldiers and civilians told everything they […]

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The Blind Spots Of Diplomatic History

Methodology is not a sexy topic of discussion. But it should be. Nothing is more important to an accurate retelling of diplomatic history than good methods. What we believe happened, how it happened, and why it happened, all come from good methods. Read More Here

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2022 Is The New … 2001

This year is shaping up to be a pendulum year—a moment in history when the big formative forces of world affairs reverse direction. There are telling parallels with the year 2001. Europe, however, needs to draw the right lessons. Read More Here

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