My Blogs and Stuff

Lawyers, Guns and Money (2016-present)
The Duck of Minerva (2005-2016)
Foreign Entanglements, (2017-2018)
New Books in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2012-2013)

Radio, Television, and Print Appearances

Canada AM, CTV Newsnet, Sky News, Maclean’s, New York Times, St. Petersburg Times, Time Magazine, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, WRHU, (Foreign Entanglements)

Selected Magazine and Online Articles

“Toward a Neo-Progressive Foreign Policy.” Foreign Affairs. September 4, 2018.

“Kim Jong Un Gets to Sit at the Cool Table Now.” With Stacie Goddard. Foreign Policy. June 21, 2018.

“Zheng He’s Voyages and the Symbolism Behind Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.” With Paul Musgrave. The Diplomat, December 22, 2017.

“Trump’s ‘Madman Theory’ Isn’t Strategic Unpredictability. It’s Just Crazy.” With Dani Nedal. Foreign Policy. April 18, 2017.

“Sebastian Gorka May Be a Far-Right Nativist, but for Sure He’s a Terrible Scholar.” Foreign Policy. March 17, 2017.

“Trump says American Allies Should Spend More on Defense. Here’s Why He’s Wrong.” With Abraham Newman. February 16, 2017.

“Trump Won’t Get the Best Deals.” With Dani Nedal. Foreign Affairs. January 31, 2017.

“A New International Order with President Donald Trump.” Newsday, January 22, 2017.

“There’s a Moral Order Baked into the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy that’s Far, Far Away.” With Patrick Thaddeus Jackson. The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), November 26, 2015.

“Putin’s Potemkin Intervention: the Weakness of Moscow’s Syria Adventure.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs. October 18, 2015.

“The ‘Failure’ of the ‘Reset:’ Obama’s Mistake? Or Putin’s?”
The Monkey Cage (Washington Post). March 4, 2015.

“Bahrain’s Base Politics.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs. April 5, 2011.

Reprinted in The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What it Means, and What Comes Next (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2011)

“Magical Realism.”
The New Republic. July 19, 2005.

Reprinted at, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and The Chronicle of Higher Education Online.