Henry Farrell

Contributor, Monkey CageWashington, D.C.


The U.S. wants to build norms as a way to better secure cyberspace. It has its work cut out for it.

  • Apr 6, 2015

A secret chapter from a trade agreement that Washington is negotiating with Pacific countries has leaked, explaining how multinational corporations would be able to sue the U.S. government under this treaty in secretive international tribunals.

  • Mar 26, 2015

The failure of the Evolution drug market suggests that law enforcement may have an easier time dealing with online drug dealers than many realize.

  • Mar 19, 2015

The Obama administration snubbed two key groups in Irish politics yesterday, one on purpose and one by accident.

  • Mar 18, 2015

The Department of Justice report on Ferguson shows how local governments without legitimacy can become a kind of shakedown racket.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Some U.S. commentators believe that European privacy policy is driven by the desire to cripple American companies rather than sincere attachment to values. They’re wrong.

  • Feb 26, 2015

It’s easy to understand the underlying logic of the online Silk Road drug market if you are familiar with basic ideas from sociology, economics and political science.

  • Feb 24, 2015

President Obama has said that European governments are using privacy controversies to build “roadblocks” that are intended to stymie big U.S. firms, such as Google. Is he right?

  • Feb 17, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis is telling the world that he is not engaged in a complicated game theoretic bluff. He is very possibly telling the truth, but the problem is that this is exactly what a bluffer would say.

  • Feb 16, 2015
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Henry Farrell is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. In addition to his academic work, he has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, Democracy, the Washington Monthly and The American Prospect as well as other publications. He is on Twitter at @henryfarrell.
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