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Trump's baffling attacks on McConnell - David Rohde interviewed for The New York Times

Trump's baffling attacks on McConnell - David Rohde interviewed for The New York Times

Friday, August 11, 2017

David Rohde, a professor of political science at Duke University, said the most plausible explanation of Trump’s decision to take on McConnell this week is an effort to play directly to his base. “For all the talk about fake polls, Trump and his collaborators must realize that their political... Read More about Trump's baffling attacks on McConnell - David Rohde interviewed for The New York Times »


Trump’s Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent - Peter Feaver interviewed for The New York Times

Trump’s Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent - Peter Feaver interviewed for The New York Times

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mr. Feaver said the explosive statement put Mr. Trump on a “risky path” because of its potential to inflame Mr. Kim, but was in keeping with his penchant for upending the established protocols of diplomacy in efforts to bring about a better outcome. “They may be saying, ‘Look, we have a 30-... Read More about Trump’s Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent - Peter Feaver interviewed for The New York Times »


Was James Buchanan opposed to democracy? Not at all - Georg Vanberg writes for WaPo's Monkey Cage

Was James Buchanan opposed to democracy? Not at all - Georg Vanberg writes for WaPo's Monkey Cage

Friday, August 4, 2017

Buchanan was emphatically committed to democracy if by democracy we understand the right of individuals to choose the political order under which they must live. If democracy is defined as a commitment to unfettered majority rule, then he was certainly not a democrat. But few, if any people are... Read More about Was James Buchanan opposed to democracy? Not at all - Georg Vanberg writes for WaPo's Monkey Cage »


Do We Have Too Much Theory in International Relations or Do We Need Less? - Michael Ward writes for Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Do We Have Too Much Theory in International Relations or Do We Need Less? - Michael Ward writes for Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I don’t know. This may compromise my ability to convince you that we need less of it. Doubtless many other contributors will spell out clearly what theory is, why it’s become so rare/distorted/atrophied/glorious in recent times, and tell you why we need more of it. Whatever it is. Along with... Read More about Do We Have Too Much Theory in International Relations or Do We Need Less? - Michael Ward writes for Oxford Research Encyclopedias »


How capitalists can create value by reducing waste - Michael Munger and Tomorrow 3.0

How capitalists can create value by reducing waste - Michael Munger and Tomorrow 3.0

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

As Duke University political science professor Michael Munger argues in his speech “Tomorrow 3.0,” people are earning tidy livings by reducing transaction costs. Uber doesn’t make anything. Airbnb doesn’t make anything. Lyft doesn’t make anything. These companies create value by facilitating... Read More about How capitalists can create value by reducing waste - Michael Munger and Tomorrow 3.0 »


Trump White House Tests a Nation's Capacity for Outrage - Peter Feaver interviewed for the NYTimes

Trump White House Tests a Nation's Capacity for Outrage - Peter Feaver interviewed for the NYTimes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mr. Trump urged uniformed sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to call their members of Congress to lobby for his military spending plan and his proposed repeal of Mr. Obama’s health care program. Traditionally, the commander in chief does not tell the troops who serve under him to... Read More about Trump White House Tests a Nation's Capacity for Outrage - Peter Feaver interviewed for the NYTimes »


A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House - Georg Vanberg writes for The Hill

A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House - Georg Vanberg writes for The Hill

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

American politics appears broken. The Republican Party, which is in control of Congress and the presidency, is internally fractured and incapable of advancing a coherent policy agenda. Moderation and compromise, especially across party lines, are political minefields few politicians dare cross... Read More about A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House - Georg Vanberg writes for The Hill »


Georg Vanberg and Michael Munger respond to 'Democracy in Chains'

Georg Vanberg and Michael Munger respond to 'Democracy in Chains'

Friday, July 14, 2017

Duke historian Nancy MacLean’s recent book “Democracy in Chains” has garnered considerably attention. In separate reviews, Professors Michael Munger and Georg Vanberg respond to Professor MacLean’s controversial thesis, and offer a different perspective on Nobel-prize winning economist James... Read More about Georg Vanberg and Michael Munger respond to 'Democracy in Chains' »


Peter Feaver serves on big think panels at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Peter Feaver serves on big think panels at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, recently served both as interviewer and expert on panels for the Aspen Ideas Festival.  "The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and... Read More about Peter Feaver serves on big think panels at the Aspen Ideas Festival »


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