The social science polymath Richard Rosecrance, in his book The Rise of the Trading State, stipulated the existence of “two worlds” of international relations: a land-based world in which states fight over territory for power and a sea-based world in which states prosper peacefully through international trade. Despite the imperfection of this theoretical model, Rosecrance was … More I Ship You Not
Last night, I had the supreme honor of getting to watch “The Chinese Restaurant” episode of Seinfeld while eating takeout – the leftovers from which I am eating right now for lunch – from a local Chinese restaurant. It was pretty amazing. To keep the theme going, I have decided to write about China today. In … More Scrambling for Africa
Last week was a busy one for fans of two-level games. Not only did we have Germany and Greece wrangling over the Eurozone crisis, but we had a successful multilateral brokerage of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While many have debated and discussed the relative virtues … More BdM or BM? The Iranian Nuclear Deal
Photo by Theophilos Papadopoulos / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 ALLONS ENFANTS… On this fine Bastille Day, while it might be more fitting for me to discuss the global political economy of the Tour de France or leave you simply with an entertaining … More An Ever Closed Union
Despite my previous somewhat unjustified aversion to the practice, I have decided to start a blog. In particular, I have decided to start a blog on world politics. My decision is certainly not a market-demand-driven one, as there are likely several blogs out there – some of which I infrequently peruse – that attempt to … More Welcome to my blog!