About Dan Nexon
Daniel Nexon is an associate professor in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change.

Trump’s Syria Policy

October 18, 2019 0

I have a piece in The Atlantic which is extremely critical of the mess that Trump has made of northeastern Syria. In fact, I argue that the whole episode encapsulates the reasons why Trump is Read More

Trumpian Unpredictability

October 7, 2019 0

Back in 2017, Dani Nedal and I wrote an article about Donald Trump’s claim that “unpredictability” is a good approach to conducting U.S. foreign policy. We looked closely at the logic behind it, and the Read More

Global Kleptocracy and Counter-Order Movements

October 5, 2019 0

I’ve long argued that progressivism must be internationalist in orientation. Among other reasons, contemporary kleptocracy and oligarchy is transnational character. Global economic order, especially when it comes to capital mobility and offshoring, nurtures kleptocrats and oligarchs while spreading the Read More

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

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