Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.


In short, a world that doesn't need oil may also be a world that doesn't need the United States.

Daniel W. Drezner and Megan McArdle respond to David Frum’s take on the blogosphere. James Joyner and James G. Poulos look at whether NATO insiders have their predictions of the alliance’s demise right.

Stars shilling for political causes are everywhere these days. But are they actually making a difference? This weekend's New York Times Magazine also tackled the topic. Drezner offered his 

Why policymaking elites and foreigners alike distrust the judgment of Americans.

Self-inflicted wounds.


Charles Kupchan’s engaging new tome describes a world where global governance is collapsing and nations have only the barest common ground of agreement. But his analysis is marred by unworkable policy prescriptions and a static perspective.

As the Great Recession gnaws at our very belief in the ability of capitalism to raise us to ever-escalating levels of wealth and prosperity, Keynes's no-longer-viable financial prescriptions are being resurrected.

With great power comes great responsibility. But Washington is adrift and our country in search of a strategy. Foreign-policy heavyweight Les Gelb wittily channels a master to update the classic realpolitik definition of power.


Obama’s ambivalence toward free trade is damaging our position in East Asia—and handing new markets to China.

Protectionism is back—and Obama’s tariff against China is just the beginning.

Why Joe Biden is more a rogue cop than a bad cop and how well does this NYPD Blue routine work anyway?

Foreigners think our government controls every event in global politics. This could sabotage Obama’s attempts to “reset” our foreign policy.

Americans shouldn’t be alarmed by the BRIC summit. The body is just another toothless international grouping, not an attempt to exert hard power.

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April 18, 2014