• Nuclear Genies

    As the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference at the United Nations approaches, the Obama Administration will face a severe challenge. Obama has been a vocal proponent of nuclear disarmament, in April laying out an expansive arms control plan that called for U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and securing all loose nuclear …

  • Nobel Platitudes Prize

    Barack Obama is the latest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This announcement, made on October 09, was met in large part by disbelief and incredulity worldwide. The recipient himself was compelled to admit,

  • Lessons in Hegemony

    Giovanni Arrighi defines hegemony in his essay, “The Three Hegemonies of Historical Capitalism” (Stephen Gill eds., Gramsci, Historical Materialism, and International Relations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), as the power of a state to

  • Nuclear sovereignty

    Recently, North Korea and Iran have been in the news for their nuclear disobedience. Undoubtedly, these are scary regimes, but they raise an interesting question: what are the limits on national sovereignty? On one