Category: international relations

These Are The Fruits Of Dependency

     Becoming dependent on others for a necessity is always a risky course:      Switzerland is considering jailing anyone who heats their rooms above 19C for up to three years if the country is forced to ration gas due to the Ukraine war.      The country could also give fines to those who violate the …

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The Power Continuum

     As the status quo is quoing along steadily just now, I thought I might resurrect an earlier Fran and write about one of my earlier areas of inquiry: power as exercised in the anarchic world of the “international order.”      Commentators on geopolitics often refer to the distinctions between “hard” and “soft” power. Mostly, …

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