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Svalbard update

February 1, 2008

Long-term readers will be distressed to learn that the first batch of “doomsday seeds” have arrived in Norway, and will soon be on their way to Svalbard.

Despite our best efforts, authorities remain indifferent to the threat posed by Svalbard to world security.

Meanwhile, the CIA has scrubbed Svalbard from its proper place among the most militarized territories on the planet.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.