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Massasoit’s Decision: First Contact and Teaching IR

Many of us who teach international relations turn to fictional accounts of “first contact” to illustrate processes such as the security dilemma, alliances, balancing power, and so on. Indeed, Dan Drezner has rather famously shown us the many ways we … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: DAESH and Media Self Censoring

This is a guest post by Eric Zerkel, a former student of mine and journalist the The Weather Channel, in response to my post “Why is DAESH / Islamic State Executing via Decapitation?“ Interesting, but I think you’re actually missing … Continue reading

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Zombie, Revisted

Zombie. The Cranberries, No Need to Argue, Island Records, 994. Written in 1993 in memory of Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, two of the thousands of victims of terror attacks in Northern Ireland, a conflict pitting Nationalist Catholic Christians v … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is Winning, and You are Helping

Boko Haram (BH) has had a banner couple of weeks, and the western press and social media participants have played an integral role.  This type of thing exorcises me.  I don’t like when people free ride (do not contribute to outcomes they … Continue reading

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Garland Turns Ignorant Media Coverage Inward

Riffing on Sara Kendzior’s post on Terrorism and Ethnicity in the American Media, Eric Garland imagined what a foreign media report written in that style might look like covering a killing in, say, Alabama or Georgia.  This is what he … Continue reading

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Jenkins’s Monolithic State Assessment

The other day Brian Jenkins, who has been studying terror at Rand since I was in high school, tweeted: #Morsi‬‘s vow to free blind sheik jailed for NYC attack plot points to future difficulty w/ US-Egypt counterterror co-op http://cbsn.ws/N3friU That link … Continue reading

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