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What can Max Weber tell us about the ethics of politicians in an era of violence and disenchantment? https://t.co/7GVK7huH5D.@ZachAbuza and @ColinPClarke consider ISIS’ prospects in Southeast Asia in the wake of its territorial defeat in I… https://t.co/xS02Ex1Wck“To effectively meet authoritarian countries on the field of information competition, democracies will have to perf… https://t.co/uhot1qG40hDoes focusing on the two-degree target stymie efforts to adapt to climate change? https://t.co/qewwcrqmQwThe non-employment rate for prime-age men in the US has been creeping upward for decades—from a low of 4 percent in… https://t.co/awpt5s2WVOA major split in the Congress party in 1969 created fertile ground for the more extreme ideology of the BJP, writes… https://t.co/go1kZtgucdOf Trump’s national security advisers, Bolton was perhaps the most suited to help pursue an “America first” foreign… https://t.co/HTy6ffJZpn“With Iraq at a critical point in its transition to a stable and secure democracy, U.S. actions can either help ens… https://t.co/7zbHQk55kYEven short of a worst-case scenario, any war with Iran would tie down the United States in yet another Middle Easte… https://t.co/HEfa3cdbwOHow can the U.S. face the threat of China becoming the world’s leading scientific and technological innovator?… https://t.co/3MRNWD1PyJUs-versus-them thinking is magnetic even when the arbitrariness of social boundaries is clear, to say nothing of wh… https://t.co/asFbncL25BWhat's the fate of global authoritarian trends? @Yascha_Mounk argues that the new populist dictators may prove weak… https://t.co/vwaBCsCwtZWhy is there a drop in the employment rate of U.S. men aged 25-54? @jasonfurman has the answer: https://t.co/gq4yYw3MeYDuring the past 15 years, the Chinese military implemented the most ambitious modernization program the world has s… https://t.co/PE2rbcD42I.@ilangoldenberg explains what could happen if friction between Iran and the U.S. further escalates: https://t.co/45Q8nfsj5IThe cost of Saudi Arabia establishing formal relations with Israel outweighs the benefits, and Saudis are not yet p… https://t.co/J2HyVwyTMpChina’s rise in technological innovation will not only threaten U.S. national security but deprive the U.S. economy… https://t.co/blH6vlu4gR.@jasonfurman explains how American men in their prime working years still haven’t recovered from the great recessi… https://t.co/3PRhp25uewWill Italy's new coalition government be able to reverse the negative trends that brought the far right to power?… https://t.co/8eInnHyX0F
9/20
2019
If the President lifts sanctions, will Rouhani come to the table? @tparsi writes that Washington must prove its sig… https://t.co/NPrPizTjO0Human biases that privilege “us” over “them” are arbitrary and often fluid—today’s “them” can become tomorrow’s “us… https://t.co/M3AJyS4RQSWhy is the United States seeing a drop in the employment rate of men aged 25-54? @jasonfurman has the answer: https://t.co/Le1l6fvzU8When the new Italian coalition prevented the emergence of a far-right government, many commentators breathed a sigh… https://t.co/EKRP9GZbZr“Now, the period of global capitalism may be coming to an end. What many thought was the new normal may turn out to… https://t.co/m8QC7F8KOD10+ years of growth, longest streak of job growth ever and 50-year low for unemployment rate. But, the fraction of… https://t.co/gkUMPq2HPL
Retweeted by Foreign Affairs“Employment inequality may be the most pernicious form of inequality.” @jasonfurman explains. https://t.co/Ct4uZAotW8Trump has shifted U.S. India policy from strategic altruism to a narrower conception of U.S. national interests. Th… https://t.co/J1gSvZ2iFDTrump has a new national security adviser.@IvoHDaalder and I. M. Destler explain why Trump’s previous national secu… https://t.co/qDfpAOVFTp“The pull of us-versus-them thinking is strong even when the arbitrariness of social boundaries is utterly transpar… https://t.co/cjaGdHhjAoWhether Italy's new government halts the rise of right-wing populism will depend on its ability to improve standard… https://t.co/XQdbILyiL9Iranian leaders studied Trump’s nuclear talks with North Korea. What they concluded doesn’t bode well for future U.… https://t.co/ASTCSOzC9iFew presidents had thought less about the management of national security policy the day they entered the White Hou… https://t.co/B2XaWxhNb0.@jasonfurman explains why prime-age men have been systematically edged out of the U.S. labor market – and why that… https://t.co/nbKJYu4DJ6“Our brains distinguish between in-group members and outsiders in a fraction of a second, and they encourage us to… https://t.co/rcNLacpoagWill the global authoritarian trend continue into the next decade? @Yascha_Mounk argues that the new populist dicta… https://t.co/qWIGE1TysWWhy does Taiwan purchase expensive military equipment that would have little practical value in the event of a Chin… https://t.co/Paho12k66SSince the election of Donald Trump in 2016, U.S. policy toward Iraq has become increasingly confrontational, as the… https://t.co/sagqQTaIx2In recent years, a number of authoritarian governments have begun taking data very seriously. @ERosenbach and… https://t.co/0lh04PZOEO.@kristinejlee27 discusses China’s efforts to expand its influence at the United Nations—and calls on Washington to… https://t.co/gTnQjbCaKs"If Washington hopes to negotiate with Iran, it will need to convince Tehran that it’s looking for a deal rather th… https://t.co/D1XuPEVQ7V“A Taiwan whose leaders must rely on the symbolism of arms packages to bolster their image in the eyes of their peo… https://t.co/vjGZtapfGvPaul Lendvai writes that a quest for personal power underlies Viktor Orban’s transformation from an anti-Soviet, pr… https://t.co/53sulBXFBoTensions between Iran and the United States could escalate to the point of war. @ilangoldenberg considers the conse… https://t.co/K0SIIGLFIkThe cost of Saudi Arabia establishing formal relations with Israel currently outweighs the benefits, and Saudis are… https://t.co/aJ1tpzktOeIn a world where the United States is no longer an undisputed hegemon, what can Washington do to keep the internati… https://t.co/PVInzT4Y4oMissed signals, miscalculation, and the logic of escalation could conspire to turn a minor clash between the United… https://t.co/8XxOaYcAjvRobert O'Brien is the United States' new National Security Adviser. Read @IvoHDaalder and I. M. Destler’s piece on… https://t.co/tHErPqpIMmWhat could happen if tensions between Iran and the U.S. escalate further? https://t.co/I7oc1FNRhWWas firing Bolton enough to entice Iran back to the table? @tparsi argues that Iranian leaders still view Trump as… https://t.co/azt8cay2DpEager to expand its influence on the world stage in ways that serve its interests, writes @kristinejlee27, China ha… https://t.co/Px4M5GH9Nb“A Taiwan whose leaders must rely on the symbolism of arms packages to bolster their image in the eyes of their peo… https://t.co/3zQmTNcXat
9/19
2019
By firing John Bolton, Trump has telegraphed a possible willingness to ease sanctions on Iran, writes @tparsi. But… https://t.co/rHkfbFQgu7We are vaguely prepared for a world of more people; we are utterly unprepared for a world of fewer. That is our fut… https://t.co/DDM9X4dJmxBeijing doesn’t need to turn to what commentators call the “nuclear option” in Hong Kong: it hopes to achieve what… https://t.co/MIj8aREAkiThe UAE, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf states benefit from working with Israel to contain Iran and its regional prox… https://t.co/5HG6UypWRBOur panel discussion about career opportunities in international relations begins soon! If you can't make it in per… https://t.co/VtdO06DDrd"Most presidents settle on a national security adviser who meets their personal and operational needs. Sometimes th… https://t.co/jKXgdVPu6SWill Rouhani meet with Trump at the UN General Assembly? @tparsi argues that the U.S. will have to make it worth Ro… https://t.co/pXTQhAvfLDWithout a claim to physical territory anymore, ISIS’ strategy has been forced to change. @ZachAbuza and… https://t.co/gwpr205WZlChina has been pursuing a more prominent leadership role at the UN at the same time that the U.S. is recalibrating… https://t.co/PBpwxKaIXtRouhani will meet with Trump at the UN General Assembly only if he can secure Iran’s objectives of de-escalation an… https://t.co/F5VRyhsAtPThe cost of Saudi Arabia formally establishing relations with Israel still outweighs the benefits, and Saudis are n… https://t.co/mCvGOiq14GThe United States has a new National Security Adviser. Read @IvoHDaalder and I. M. Destler’s piece on the challenge… https://t.co/g9snxyR3GwFrom a tactical perspective, Taiwan’s military procurement strategy is irrational. But in the context of Taiwan’s h… https://t.co/5EYpS7cbpAThe difficulty of meeting authoritarian countries on the field of information competition must not prevent policyma… https://t.co/5DwcXATwG6Easing U.S. sanctions on Iran won’t guarantee Rouhani’s engagement. Washington needs to convince Tehran that it’s l… https://t.co/28jp5QfcUJ“What is striking is that the population bust is going global almost as quickly as the population boom did in the t… https://t.co/AN2PoBlVcv“A tank or fighter jet is prized not for its practical utility but its symbolic value.” https://t.co/6FgmAsgmoXSoutheast Asia has assumed a greater role in ISIS’ global strategy, though the group’s regional network remains loo… https://t.co/VssFXScbYYOdd Arne Westad compares the current phase of U.S.-Chinese competition to U.S.-Soviet competition during the Cold W… https://t.co/EPidisosscReversing Italy’s economic decline will be a herculean task, writes @a_stille. The job would be difficult even for… https://t.co/SbBBkzhiu5Even if all parties involved wish to avoid it, tensions between the United States and Iran could escalate to the po… https://t.co/E4gxAyxv2UAs authoritarian governments seek to control information flows within their borders and engage in cyberattacks outs… https://t.co/9hB3j4GjkJ“If the Trump administration is serious about competing strategically with China, it will have to step up its game… https://t.co/CUypiAUtc3Over the last 15 years, the Chinese military has implemented the most ambitious modernization program the world has… https://t.co/7bFqOdWSg6.@kristinejlee27 argues that the U.S. can’t afford to sit back and allow China to dominate the UN: https://t.co/mTFM74fdtWWhat happened to U.S.-Iranian relations between the 2015 nuclear deal and today’s tensions? We put together a readi… https://t.co/DgGhhWgNBESix months later, ISIS is still reeling from the shock of losing its last slice of territory in Iraq and Syria.… https://t.co/LHgiA8Stqz“To thrive in the twenty-first century, democracies must now put information at the center of domestic, security, a… https://t.co/daRMJSuHhc“For the first time since the 1950s, China’s threats to invade Taiwan are frighteningly credible. The countdown to… https://t.co/iZbACm9IrhWhat could happen if tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate further? https://t.co/eKBFYpNBKh.@kayagenc discusses the rise and rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s shapeshifting president: https://t.co/OMKqIymt1ZChina is doubling down on the UN at a time of U.S. retrenchment. @kristinejlee27 considers what a Chinese-dominated… https://t.co/dXErsd6qdSThe broad consensus among U.S. defense analysts is that Taiwan can successfully deter a Chinese invasion if it inve… https://t.co/pQMu9iCP90Hyperglobalization has widened economic and social gaps, writes @rodrikdani, and the task before policymakers now i… https://t.co/d7TOUwk1EnThere is only a low probability of a catastrophic attack on U.S. infrastructure networks, write @ERosenbach and… https://t.co/kdCov1Nu8I
9/18
2019
How will the alliances Netanyahu has made with foreign autocrats affect Israel’s democracy? https://t.co/mceWxhUTeVFor many years, Beijing’s vow that it would decide Taiwan’s future by force if need be seemed like an empty threat.… https://t.co/nAeSQZYPmiDespite ISIS’ rapid growth in Southeast Asia, the organization does not yet have a single “recipe for success,” poi… https://t.co/sGsBRtqU6zMiscalculation, missed signals, and the logic of escalation could conspire to turn even a minor clash between the U… https://t.co/DZaHxoaND3The United States must adopt a national information strategy that places data at its center, argue @ERosenbach and… https://t.co/5fUHqcYIq1For many years, the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in September was a centerpiece of U.S. global leaders… https://t.co/V96OWT8tu8The transformation of India into a Hindu nation was set in motion not by the BJP, writes Kanchan Chandra, but by th… https://t.co/nL8VdYehI2Purchasing fancy military equipment makes little strategic sense for Taiwan, writes @Scholars_Stage, but it accompl… https://t.co/HEgWSCXkZbLast month, Matteo Salvini of Italy’s right-wing populist Lega party attempted a Machiavellian power move. Though t… https://t.co/jcJizppzAUHow far should policymakers take the analogy between U.S.-Chinese competition today and U.S.-Soviet competition dur… https://t.co/OHJ0GiLIJ3The alliances Netanyahu has made with foreign autocrats will encourage a less liberal and, ultimately, less democra… https://t.co/Twn2MlEQytTaiwan buys American military equipment. High-tech, high profile platforms. Platforms that.... will not be useful i… https://t.co/9RFXkIweFD
Retweeted by Foreign AffairsWhat could happen if tensions between the United States and Iran escalate further? https://t.co/19cAY9dTEw“To thrive in the twenty-first century, democracies must now put information at the center of domestic, security, a… https://t.co/Z4JWxGEK4F
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2019

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