Taking a break for the dissertation!
As some of you may know (and many may not), I’ve been working on a doctorate in political science at the University at Albany, SUNY since 2016.
My dissertation is nearly complete, so I need to spend some time this week and all of next working on it to meet - I hope - the August deadline for my dissertation defense.
I study economic sanctions (which is a big part of my work), how countries use their economic power in their foreign policy (economic statecraft), and foreign policy more generally. I also study the European Union, European politics (Italy, especially), and North Korea.
Most of the academic work I do might not be of interest to general readers, but you can see some of my public scholarship here if you are interested in seeing what I do:
‘The past, present, and future of US sanctions enforcement,” War on the Rocks: https://warontherocks.com/2021/02/the-past-present-and-future-of-u-s-sanctions-enforcement/
In Washington Post’s MonkeyCage: “America needs Europe’s help with sanctions, it may not get it”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/24/america-needs-europes-help-with-sanctions-it-may-not-get-it