Thursday, April 21, 2016

The New Final Exam Question

If I were teaching Intro to IR, I would be mighty tempted to ask this question:
How is this new cold war similar to and different from the old cold war?
Students could argue with the premise--this ain't a cold war.  They could focus on the multipolarity of it.  They could write whether there is ideological competition this time (democracy vs. illiberal democracy) or not.  They could focus on proxy wars and arms races.

Anyhow, just an idea that I thought I would put out there.  I actually don't want to write that essay right now as I am hip dip in grading.  So mostly short posts this week.

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