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Westphalia in Africa

A few years ago, I set up a Google alert to get an email whenever the Peace of Westphalia is mentioned on the web. Since then, one of the curious things I’ve discovered is the fact that I get two or even three mentions of Westphalia in non-Western sources for every one in a Western …

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The Putin Interview

I have watched the first half of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin. A two hour interview is exceptionally long, at least by American standards. However, I like long form interviews, such as those by Joe Rogan or Triggernometry. Also, I think Tucker Carlson did the right thing (like those other long for interviewers) by …

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Essequibo Again

I made a video about the conflict over Essequibo between Venezuela and Guyana. I learned that there is another territorial dispute in Latin America that the International Court of Justice is also adjudicating.

Moral Cowardice

International relations is a difficult job to manage. You are forced to do and say things that you do not want to do in order to prevent worse evils. I appreciate this problem. I appreciate, for example, the fact that the U.S. does not want to come down unambiguously on the side of defending Taiwan …

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