Quote of the Day

What’s most interesting about this new international order is how the world’s rogue states and flouters of international legal norms are deploying the language of the human rights community with gusto to achieve their revisionist ends. That's from this piece at politicalviolenceataglance.org by Lionel Beehner. I recommend the whole thing, even though I would answer … Continue reading Quote of the Day

Sunday Morning Quotation – Realism over Idealism

Robert Kaplan in Foreign Policy: "It is realism in the service of the national interest -- whose goal is the avoidance of war -- that has saved lives over the span of history far more than humanitarian interventionism." I'm not exactly sure his comment about the goal of the national interest (or the goal of … Continue reading Sunday Morning Quotation – Realism over Idealism