Interacting with autocracies

We just discussed the democratic peace and the idea that democratic leaders consider different incentives for foreign policy than autocratic leaders. Just today, a post at the Monkey Cage blog sums up a book by Jessica Weeks that argues that actually not all autocratic leaders are the same. The author of the post, Daniel Drezner, sees a number of important implications for current U.S. foreign policy towards Russia, China, and other countries: “The one book that Obama needs to read right friggin’ now

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