Exit from Below Dynamics: China and Serbia

September 23, 2019 0

Serbia has emerged as an important partner for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, with the Balkans providing a vector for Chinese infrastructure diplomacy into Europe. The Balkans, and consequently Serbia, has been a focus of Read More

Authoritarian Intergovernmentalism

September 17, 2019 0

The Trump administration’s selective ‘exit’ from the United Nations has left the door open for Beijing, which is using the opportunity to make international order safer for authoritarianism. As Kristine Lee writes in Foreign Affairs: Read More

Hegemony Studies 3.0

September 10, 2019 0

This summer, the journal Security Studies published a special issue edited by Dan and John Ikenberry—one including an article by Alex on the reversal of liberal ordering in Eastern and Central Eurasia. More about that Read More

Short Overview

September 4, 2019 0

While debates over Trumpism currently consume foreign-policy watchers, scholars of world politics generally focus on longer-term developments. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States faced no great-power peer competitors. It Read More

The Debate Over “Liberal International Order”

September 3, 2019 0

The last two years has seen a fierce debate about the very idea of “liberal international order.” Patrick Porter—who has a book on the subject coming out—and Paul Staniland have each written blistering criticisms. Graham Read More

Are European Powers Growing Apprehensive about China?

September 3, 2019 0

Over at Foreign Affairs, analysts Julianne Smith And Torrey Taussig see increasing European concern with China’s illiberalism and its explicit quest for technological dominance. Of particular concern, they argue, is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Read More

Managing Exit: Progressive Foreign Policy

September 3, 2019 0

Back in 2018 I wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs called “Toward a Neo-Progressive Foreign Policy: the Case for an Internationalist Left.” Some readers may notice that, on my editor’s advice, I modeled the start Read More

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