I kind of want to role up my sleeves and make geopolitical problem solving my...– Parks and Recreation S4E7 -The Treaty
What are your top books in International political economy? While I’ve had a good education in many respects I can’t help but think this was a week area and I want to bone up. Articles are good to, but I may or may not have access to any specific journal.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and...– Keynes quoted in Robert Skidelsky’s Keynes: The Return of the Master (27)
fyeahpoliscipanda: this happened earlier this morning =)) my friend was asking me about civil society for her philosophy orals…i ended up giving her Marx’s On the Jewish Question instead of answering her question straight up. submitted by sabellefolie My girlfriend once jokingly asked if I wanted to assign her reading. I blurted out “CAN I?” before I could control myself.
A Mighty Dirge: Will Israel Attack Iran? →
amightydirge: polyscinerd: amightydirge: Here’s my take: No, no it won’t. Unless Iran launches a preemptive strike, Israel will not attack Iran. Israel does not televise its punches in advance. If Israel was actually planning an attack, you would not hear anything about it until Israeli forces were knocking on the gates of Tehran. They have a history of doing this, i.e. the Six Days’ War,...
No one ever lost an election by being tough on Iran.
The Dancing Toast: I need a topic for my East... →
thedancingtoast: And I know nothing about the area! If anyone has particular subjects that they find interesting pertaining to Asia and IR, I would love to hear them. No actual topics, obviously, I don’t want to use someone’s ideas directly, but if you happen to know of an interesting field… that would be cool. … Territorial disputes and the resolution thereof in the South China Sea are...
Israel’s Top Court Orders Settlers to Leave... →
It makes me a little more hopeful when Israel’s own institutions work like their suppose to. We’ll have to see if the ruling is actually carried out, but it’s hopefully this ruling advanced the causes of peace and the rule of law just a little bit. If the precedent is carried forward we might really be getting somewhere. Enforcing international law is still beyond the horizon but...
A Mighty Dirge: Will Israel Attack Iran? →
amightydirge: Here’s my take: No, no it won’t. Unless Iran launches a preemptive strike, Israel will not attack Iran. Israel does not televise its punches in advance. If Israel was actually planning an attack, you would not hear anything about it until Israeli forces were knocking on the gates of Tehran. They have a history of doing this, i.e. the Six Days’ War, aka the War that Came Outta...
‘Iran sanctions cloud global economy’
spread24: The escalating trend of crude prices caused by the Western sanctions against Iran could bring about even a higher risk of recession in the global economy, a report says. http://dlvr.it/1MD9pS This is something I’ve been worrying about too. We’re cutting the global supply of oil while demand stays relatively constant (growing even if the economy does continue to improve),...
The ‘sound’ banker, alas! is not one who sees danger and avoids it,...– John Maynard Keynes as quoted in Robert Skidelsky’s Keynes: The Return of the Master (24)
For Keynesians it is the spending of money, not its creation, which provides the...– Robert Skideslsky - Keynes: The Return of the Master (21)
Dear Republican Presidential Candidates
The only Obama administration policy that has or likely will have a major effect on the price of oil are the ever tightening Iran sanctions; are these the policies you so adamantly disagree with? If so please say so. If not then stop pretending the price of oil or gas is decided on the presidents whim. You can’t make gas cost $2.50 a gallon simply by wishing it were so. As the self styled...
And cold war kids were hard to kill Under their desks in an air raid drill– Billy Joel - Lenningrad
Turkey's foreign policy pivot →
I fundamentally disagree with this op-eds premise. Turkey’s “pivot” away from the “west” is greatly exaggerated if not out right mythical. I think any coolness with the US and Europe over the last decade was much more a function of “the west’s” discomfort with an assertive Turkey then any Turkish intent to turn away from “The West.” I can...
There’s one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it’s one...– Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan vol. 1
Anyone good with political science?
geofurb: Particularly the idea of a “security dilemma”? I’m trying to think for a security dilemma in which defense is distinguishable from offense, but it’s not necessarily possible to attribute offensive action to the correct actor. What are some examples of this? What’s the expected action here for a given state? This is a fascinating problem geofurb suggests, as he takes two exceedingly...
Do people seriously support the bombing of...
ithedivine: I don’t get the world I just DON’T Well, there’s an argument to be made that it prevented the necessity of a ground invasion which would have killed far more people. Today we can look back through the Japanese archives and say that the Soviet decision to declare war may have been a bigger factor in forcing a Japanese surrender, but American leaders would have had no way of...
How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer’s deadly toy?– Sting - Russians
I guess everyone is a Keynesian in the foxhole.– Robert Lucas, 2009 quoted in Keynes: The Return of the Master by Robert Skidelsky