- Omar Ali looks at the 2013 Pakistani election at 3QD.
- Tom Nichols argues against US ambiguity on Iran and North Korea.
- Via Alana Tiemessen: international justice infographics from the Leitner Center (pdf).
- North Korean piracy and maritime disputes in Northeast Asia.
- Juan Cole on mounting sectarian violence in Iraq.
- The nexus between authoritarian rule, collective action, and disaster response in China. For more on strategies of divide-and-rule in modern
empiresterritorially expansive composite states, see King et al.
- Tom Pepinsky’s “Notes on Long Form Research Blogging.” I was a little surprised to see Tom’s characterization of political-science scholar-blogs as “dissemination mechanism[s] for existing work.” I think a lot of us, as well as the bloggers that he links to as examples, use the medium to work out ideas via short-form pieces. My World Politics review essay came into existence at the Duck, as well as some book chapters I’ve done on empires and liberalism. Kindred makes the same point in comments at Tom’s place. Nonetheless, long-form research blogging is a different animal, and Tom has interesting things to say about his experience doing it.
- Speaking of Kindred, here’s his take on Corey Robin’s attempt to connect Austrian economic thought to Nietzsche.
- HiLowBrow serializes W.E.B. Dubois’ science-fiction story, “The Comet.”
- Genre fiction, the long history of women in combat, and some other stuff.