Learning From the Map: How To

Before attempting to learn from the map it is important to recognize the anomaly that is 'the map' - the distinct and (largely) universal depiction of the world found in classrooms and IR departments the world over. For the majority of history maps have been scarce, expensive, and largely dictated by utility. In the modern …

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Otto Warmbier and the Revolving Hostages

One of the fatal errors with the Western approach to North Korea is that it is constantly underestimated. Caricatures of both its leaders and its government run amock in the media and lead people into thinking that they’re dealing with a state that came about via circumstance and luck rather than precise application of violence. …