I am writing to introduce a new guest blogger to the Duck of Minerva. Jon Western is a Five College Associate Professor based at Mt. Holyoke College and has an extensive background in US foreign policy, including stints at the United States Institute of Peace and at the Department of State during the 1991-95 crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Jon is the author of Selling Intervention and War: The Presidency, the Media, and the American Public and most recently published “The Death of Dayton” in Foreign Affairs. Please extend a warm welcome.