My Blogs and Podcasts

Lawyers, Guns and Money (2016-present)
Whiskey & International Relations Theory (podcast | 2020-present)
The Duck of Minerva (2005-2016)
Foreign Entanglements, (2017-2018)
New Books in Science Fiction and Fantasy (podcast | 2012-2013)

Selected Radio, Television, and Print Appearances

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

Magazine and Online Articles

A False Dawn for Liberalism?” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs, March 29, 2022.

The Real Crisis of Global Order: Illiberalism on the Rise.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs. January/February, 2022, pp. 103-118.

Against Great Power Competition: The U.S. Should Not Confuse Means for Ends.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs. February 15, 2021.

To Re-Establish U.S. Influence, Biden Should Play Rope-a-Dope, Not Compete Globally.” With Alexander Cooley. The National Interest. January 31, 2021.

“Fear of Trump’s Populism Might Save American Alliances.” With Jeffrey A. Stacey. Foreign Affairs. December 2, 2020.

“How Hegemony Ends.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Affairs. 99(4). July/August, 2020, pp. 143-156.

“Why Populists Want a Multipolar World.” With Alexander Cooley. Foreign Policy. April 25, 2020.

“If the United States Doesn’t Make The Rules, China Will.” With Abraham Newman. Foreign Policy. November 17, 2019.

“Trump’s a Paper Tiger, and Everyone Knows It.” The Atlantic. October 17, 2019.

“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.