Daniel Drezner has an interesting new piece in The New Republic Online about our policy toward Badistan. I’m apparently not reading enough–I didn’t even realize Badistan was giving us trouble. Dan suggests “a policy of aggressively supporting democratization,” a concept I’d be interested in seeing fleshed out.

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  1. Let the people read the links
    To break these links down into theory vs. empirics: Theory: The Thomas Schelling quote comes from his pathbreaking book, The Strategy of Conflict, chapter two (p. 22). Robert Putnam extended Schelling’s analysis in an article for the Summer 1988 issue…