Below, I link to some recent posts from the political science blogosphere that touch on topics that are relevant for us. Have a look at them to see some real-time applications of the ideas we’re currently discussing in class:
- “The US won’t declare war on ISIS“: why the legal definition of war that we discussed affects current U.S. strategy toward ISIS
- “What to do about ISIS“: another way of looking at “war as an extension of political bargaining”, as we’re currently doing it in our discussions.
- “The Reports of War’s Demise Have Been Somewhat Exaggerated“: is there really a long-term trend of decline in political violence and wars?
- “How to be not ignorant about the world“: a great introduction to how statistics can improve our understanding of the world