What do the power brokers in the White House believe? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s ideology, in the first part of an occasional series on Trumpism’s authoritarian nationalism.
How did Russia learn to use the Internet to strengthen authoritarianism? Benson Cheung interviews Ilya Maslyanskyy about how Russia learned to use threats, trolls, and Twitter bots to control the Internet since 2011.
Benson Cheung revisits his series on the DIY international relations degree with a list of new courses and new thematic concentrations on climate change and global health.
This is the final installment of an ongoing series on creating a DIY IR “degree” through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and academic resources. Previous segments dealt with foundational concepts in IR, regional concentrations, and thematic concentrations. This final part will conclude with suggestions for language learning and senior courses on diplomacy to pull […]
This is the third installment of an ongoing series on creating a DIY IR “degree” through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and academic resources. Building on the foundational materials in Part 1 and the regional concentrations in Part 2, this part will suggest thematic concentrations in particularly salient issues in international relations. War […]
Part 1 of this series outlined the MOOC IR “degree” project and introduced courses about the basics of IR. This part builds on the foundational courses to suggest possible regional concentrations. Middle East No doubt the Middle East, in the throes of unrest and endless conflict, is one of the most important regions […]