Our blog: Confluence

Borrowing from the name of the short-lived journal founded by Henry Kissinger, this blog will add periodic thoughts, updates on our project, and of course links to and mentions of items of interest. Our aim here is also to expound on the bridging the gap problem in the scholarly world of international relations (from the former practitioner view).

Why Scholars and Policymakers Disagree
Why Scholars and Policymakers Disagree

This 2017 article revisits the academic-policy divide

Fiona Hill on Ukraine and Russia
Fiona Hill on Ukraine and Russia

Fiona Hill on the Ezra Klein podcast.

Scholars on Russia-Ukraine War
Scholars on Russia-Ukraine War

Links to commentary from experts

Welcome!
Welcome!

We are pleased to relaunch our website and hope you enjoy the cleaner, tighter, more professional look.

Can IR theory help with the Ukraine crisis?
Can IR theory help with the Ukraine crisis?

How has IR theory comported itself with respect to the crisis, and does it matter?

John Measrheimer on Ukraine/Russia
John Measrheimer on Ukraine/Russia

The esteemed political scientist in conversation with the New Yorker

Our blog: Confluence
Our blog: Confluence

Borrowing the title from the short-lived journal founded by Henry Kissinger, this blog will add periodic thoughts, updates on our project, and of course links to and mentions of items of interest.