Henry Farrell

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Social science tells us why Ross Ulbricht, the “Dread Pirate Roberts,” had to turn from outlaw to lawmaker.

  • Jun 1, 2015

High turnout, universal support among political parties, fragmented opposition and strong campaigning help explain why Yes vote won.

  • May 23, 2015

The Department of Defense issued a new Cyber Security strategy on Thursday. Deterrence is in, and markets for zero day exploits are out.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Germany has been rocked by revelations that the German intelligence agency may have been helping the NSA spy on German and European citizens and companies.

  • Apr 23, 2015

The E.U.’s action against Gazprom isn’t about the Ukraine conflict. It’s about the hidden politics of energy markets.

  • Apr 23, 2015

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
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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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