International Relations Theory

Why N Korea Gets Away with its Stunts: a Response to Jennifer Lind


China’s Counter to the Asian ‘Pivot’ (1): Korea, India


It’s Time to De-Russianize the BRICS


China & Snyder’s “Myths of Empire” (2): Does the Model Fit China?

I didn’t know the PLA likes Led Zeppelin…

Here is part one, where I argued that China reasonably fits the prerequisites for Jack Snyder’s theory from Myths of Empire. Here is an application of it to China to see how it works:


China & Snyder’s “Myths of Empire” (1): Theory


Retrenchment & Liberal Internationalism don’t really Fit Together (2): R2P

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Here is part one, where I argued that international relations as a field has become increasingly uncomfortable with the America’s post-Cold War hegemony and the level of force used in the GWoT, but…

2. We’re drifting toward R2P


Retrenchment & Liberal Internationalism don’t really Fit Together (1)


What I Learned Teaching IR in Asia (2): Show me the Policy Relevance!

What I Learned Teaching IR in Asia: Learning to Love US Hegemony

 

If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s pretty hysterical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year I will be cross-posting my work on the international relations theory website, The Duck of Minerva. For readers of my site interested in social science theory in world politics, the Duck is a great place to start. Readers will also find the comments section much more vigorous than here on my own site. I encourage you to visit the Duck. The writing is fairly complex, and its contributors are excellent. I am flattered to be asked to guest-post this year. I’d especially like to thank Vikash Yadav for his solicitation.


Competing Maps of Eurasia: Mackinder vs Barnett & the US Asian ‘Shift’

 


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