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The First Tranche | AidData.org. The intervention ratchet’s lexicon: confronting the teleology of mass atrocities prevention « Securing Rights. This is the second post in a series on the lexicon of intervention’s slippery slope.

the intervention ratchet’s lexicon: confronting the teleology of mass atrocities prevention « Securing Rights

The series is intended to educate human rights advocates about the opportunities, costs, and opportunity costs of coercive responses to mass atrocities. Alex de Waal, Jens Meierhenrich, and Bridget Conley-Zilkic, three genocide scholars, have penned an exceptional essay on the analytical shortcomings of the present discourse on mass atrocities prevention. Recruiting Governance Advisor at International Rescue Committee « evan lieberman. At Water's Edge | One eye across the sea, one eye on our own shores. Zachary M. Jones | Political Scientist. Blog Roundtable: Are there tips for fighting impostor syndrome? « Mr Epidemiology. This blog roundtable is part of a series about graduate school – why do it, what is it like, and what to do afterwards.

Blog Roundtable: Are there tips for fighting impostor syndrome? « Mr Epidemiology

I encourage you to give your own opinions in the comments section, and if you disagree with a point made by the panel, voice your opinion! This is something a lot of my readers can relate to, so I’m hoping to hear from all of you. Marginal Revolution — Small steps toward a much better world. NAKED KEYNESIANISM. Unlearning Economics.

Fear, Honor, and Interest | A group blog on strategy, power, and destiny. Rachel Strohm. "More Than Rubies…" Reading Politics · Intervention and Prudence. Patrick Porter Finally after a busy teaching term I’ve got a chance to add some thoughts to the great post and articles by Jon Western and Joshua Goldstein on humanitarian intervention.

Reading Politics · Intervention and Prudence

Bottom line: I think Jon and Joshua make a robust case that not only can intervention work, but that the international community is learning effectively how to go about it. As they argue, it is a technique of statecraft that is being refined and better understood. It might not necessarily transform societies on every metric of human well being, but prompt military action combined with due attention to the rule of law, security and institutions can fend off predators and give oppressed peoples a chance – a breathing space - to rebuild. Greg Mankiw's Blog. 14 Points. Brett Keller - global health & development, fascinatinger.

Afoe | A Fistful of Euros | European Opinion. 521 - Cartography’s Favourite Map Monster: the Land Octopus | Strange Maps. Over the centuries, the high seas have served as a blank canvas for cartographers’ worst nightmares.

521 - Cartography’s Favourite Map Monster: the Land Octopus | Strange Maps

They have dotted the oceans with a whole crypto-zoo of island-sized whales, deathly seductive mermaids, giant sea serpents, and many more - a whole panoply of heraldic horrors. As varied as this marine bestiary is, mapmakers have settled on a single, favourite species for land-based beastliness: the octopus. Censoring on one end, "outliers" on the other, what can we do with the middle? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. This post was written by Phil.

Censoring on one end, "outliers" on the other, what can we do with the middle? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

A medical company is testing a cancer drug. They get a 16 genetically identical (or nearly identical) rats that all have the same kind of tumor, give 8 of them the drug and leave 8 untreated…or maybe they give them a placebo, I don’t know; is there a placebo effect in rats?. Anyway, after a while the rats are killed and examined. If the tumors in the treated rats are smaller than the tumors in the untreated rats, then all of the rats have their blood tested for dozens of different proteins that are known to be associated with tumor growth or suppression.

If there is a “significant” difference in one of the protein levels, then the working assumption is that the drug increases or decreases levels of that protein and that may be the mechanism by which the drug affects cancer. Foreign Policy - the global magazine of economics, politics, and ideas. The Quantitative Peace. Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog. The Monkey Cage. Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. The Diplomat. IntelliBriefs. Kids Prefer Cheese. Introduction to International Relations. Djpressman | Arab-Israeli and Middle East Stuff. Dart-Throwing Chimp. Chris Blattman - Research, international development, foreign policy, and violent conflict. Phil Arena. The Moor Next Door. Lawyers, Guns & Money. Texas in Africa. Saideman's Semi-Spew. E-IR. Congo Siasa. Ink Spots. Howl at pluto. Hegemonic Obsessions. Slouching Towards Columbia.

Current Intelligence. ComingAnarchy.com | Speak Victorian, Think Pagan. The Duck of Minerva. Dear all, I'm currently the program chair for ISA Midwest 2014.

The Duck of Minerva

The conference will take place from November 7th to 9th at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis. This is a fabulous conference - one I'd really recommend for all scholars but one that is especially inviting for junior scholars. Here is the call for proposals: