Hi. Here are some links to help you get your week started…
- Richard Shapcott reviews Daniel J. Levine’s Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique. The book is compared to P.T. Jackson’s The Conduct of Inquiry. Shapcott says that “Levine’s goal is to place the idea of a moral/ethical vocation at the heart of the discipline and to argue that the vocation requires international relations thinkers to approach their own theorizing with a different attitude or posture—one of humility and “sustainable critique.””
- The MLA is moving closer to adopting a resolution to pressure the State Department to challenge Israel’s entry policies for American citizens seeking to visit the West Bank and work in Palestinian universities.
- Professor David Faris discusses “Dissent and Revolution” in Egypt at POMEPS [Video].
- Syria is becoming a major producer of Captagon, an amphetamine that is popular in the Gulf. Sales from the drug are allegedly being used to purchase weapons for the civil war; the drug is also popular with combatants.
- Speaking of combatants, Peter Jan Honigsberg discusses the real origins of the term “enemy combatant.”
- Democracy is dying in Bangladesh; but appears to be reinvigorated in India.
- That’s all I got. Get back to work…