Writing Armageddon

Writing Armageddon
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two interesting blog pieces

Going over my usual round of poli-sci/ir blogs (RelationsInternational, Duck of Minerva, Monkey Cage) I stumbled on two very interesting pieces.

Toal and O'Loughlin discuss some fascinating data they have from surveys conducted in Bosnia-Hezergovina for the 20 year anniversary of the Dayton accords.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/02/02/20-years-after-dayton-heres-what-bosnians-think-about-being-divided-by-ethnicity/

Two things come out of it: 1) The Dayton accords may in the end be the greatest achievement of period of US primacy following the end of the Cold War 2) The Bosnian political system may in the end survive for the same reason the French Third Republic survived. It is the systems that divides the citizens of the country the least.

In the Duck of Minerva, Josh Busby takes on Walt's problematic polemic that Realists are marginalized in academia and the policy world, with a very interesting twist

http://duckofminerva.com/2016/01/speaking-truth-to-power-a-response-to-walts-lamentations.html#more-28492

Worth a read.

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