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The Adverb is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style As the University term begins, these tidbits about writing deserve attention! Adverbs and adjectives together help pave the road to hell for many a student term paper.  Advertisements

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Digital Technologies and Border Control in West Africa Great contribution on criticalsecurity.ca about technology and border control in Africa by Philippe M. Frowd.

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Should Western Nations Arm Syrian Rebels? Great article by my colleague and friend Samer Abboud available on e-International Relations  

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How to Interact with Your Instructor: A Guide for Undergraduates Here’s some much needed guidance for undergrads that will hopefully help thwart those “Yo Prof” or “Hey man” emails, or “Did I miss anything when I was in the Bahama’s … Continue reading

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“The Stupid Things People with a Ph.D. say on Airplanes” Great posting on Duck of Minerva from Laura Sjoberg. Many of us applaud the humorous and poignant way you poke fun at fellow academics falling prey to one of the … Continue reading

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ISA Survival Guide for Grad Students This is a great posting from “Duck of Minerva” about attending the ISA as a grad student. Happily those days are long behind me, so much so that the conference schedule doesn’t always include … Continue reading

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Another interesting piece on drones by William Astore on Tom Dispatch.

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