Exit from Above Meets Exit from Below

June 24, 2020 0

Ishaan Tharoor has a very good discussion of the broader context of Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Though accustomed to lectures from Brussels, Duda and his allies are hoping for a boost ahead of a 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

Weaponized Interdependence and Alternative-Order Building

September 3, 2019 0

“Weaponized Interdependence” is an exciting new concept in international affairs. Pioneered by international-relations scholars Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, it refers to the ability of governments to manipulate “choke points” and surveillance capabilities generated by Read More