Would the threat of force have changed the Iran deal?

Several foreign policy commentators have criticized President Obama for not leveraging the US’s military muscles while negotiating the Iran deal.  New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a man I find quite insightful even if I sometimes disagree with him, is one credible example (here and here).  But would the threat of force really have changed…

Grexit and the Battle of the Ordered Preferences

The growing Greek debt crisis has been top of the news recently following missed IMF payments, a domestic referendum, and tense international negotiations within the European Union.  Now that the dust is settling (at least for now), I would like to point out how international relations theory can illuminate why the Greek debt crisis is…

If Hitler and Mussolini had social media…

“What if Hitler won World War II?” is a popular alternative history exercise, from research methodology classes to nerdy dinner conversations.  An alternative to that exercise, I propose, could be “If Hitler had social media at his disposal, would he have won World War II?”  Or, for those familiar with another monster from that war,…