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In this episode, Dr. Toni Haastrup of the University of Stirling joins the Hayseed Scholar...

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Episode 18: Name Your Discord Server “and Collaboration”

Arnold Wolfers is one of the most important figures of “mainstream” mid-20th century internationa…

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6+1 Questions about AMERICAN DOVE

American Dove makes pragmatic case for a dovish foreign policy. The use of force is a terrible foreign-policy instrument: it’s expensive and hardly ever works.

Light Summer Reading

Ah, those days when you did not feel guilty for reading something that does not contain the term “poststructuralism” and/or footnotes. Back in my teenage years, I used to devour all the books I could get during the summer. I had some favorites: Alexandre Duma’s The Count of Monte-Christo (1844-1846) and The Valley of the Moon (1913) by Jack...

Is it time to abandon in-person academic conferences? or “Who’s kind of meh on going to APSA?”

I get the sense that lots of scholars are viewing the return (sooner or later) of in-person conference with a good deal of ambivalence. Is it time to take all conference online?

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Routes and Bases: Developments in Central Asia

I've been hearing rumors to the effect that US negotiators have cut a deal with the Kyrgyz government to allow continued use of Manas. But media sources remain silent, except to note that the Russians are sending additional warplanes to their own base in Kyrgyzstan. Instead, they report on a new US-Tajik agreement to allow transit rights for...

Power outage

I've been following the steroids controversy in baseball for some time. In 2005, major league baseball implemented a restrictive policy that was meant to be taken seriously. Since then, Congress has held hearings, many players have been outed as users, and even more draconian policies have now been adopted.Has the policy been working? Yesterday,...