Daniel McIntosh

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Slippery Rock University. Passionate about liberty, security, foreign policy, political economy.
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Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Slippery Rock University. Passionate about liberty, security, foreign policy, political economy.

Daniel McIntosh

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Slippery Rock University. Passionate about liberty, security, foreign policy, political economy.
+ posts

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Slippery Rock University. Passionate about liberty, security, foreign policy, political economy.

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Daniel McIntosh

Going to court

Serbia is going to the World Court today to ask for an advisory opinion on the independence of Kosovo. The US and most of the EU has recognized a new Kosovar state; Russia, Serbia, and most of the rest of the world has not. The Serbian Foreign Minister observed that...

China: democracy and warlords

A reporter for OpenDemocracy spent the month of August touring China, looking for signs of democratization. He finds more than he bargained for: Indeed, in interviewing people from various organisations and from very different perspectives, I was struck by a...

Use it or lose it

A recent paper from Brookings, Georgetown and Hoover discusses the international legal aspects of targeted killing. As you would expect, American policy isn't in sync with the emerging global norm. An idealist might argue that the US is in the wrong (and they have a...

Why I don’t expect I’ll ever be Secretary of State

..or much of any other government-related position. Stephen Walt gives a list of the 10 Commandments--the 10 "thou shalt not hold or even consider" positions that are considered outside of "acceptable" foreign policy discourse. I've given serious consideration to ALL...

Bernanke op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

Ben Bernanke wants to assure people that the Fed isn't just throwing money at the current problems, unaware of the long-term impact on inflation. My colleagues and I believe that accomodative policies will likely be warranted for an extended period. At some point,...

Voting with their feet

Here's an interesting factoid: For the first time since the Great Depression, the migration of people from the less-developed to developed countries may have reversed. Remittances are expected to be dropping next year by 8 percent. On the other hand, many of the...