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Daniel W. Drezner
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Born August 28, 1968 (1968-08-28) (age 41)
Syracuse, New York
Education B.A. from Williams College (1990); M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University (1996)
Occupation professor, author, journalist, blogger
Other names "Dan" Drezner
Spouse(s) Erika Drezner
Children Lauren, Sam, and Chester
Ethnicity United States
Notable credit(s) author of several books, author of Op-Ed pieces in many major publications, frequent guest in the media
Official website

Daniel W. Drezner (born August 28, 1968 in Syracuse, New York[1]) is currently a professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as well as being a prolific blogger, the author of several books, the author of several Op-Ed pieces in major publications, and a frequent media guest. (on and other places)

Before moving to Tufts Drezner taught at the University of Chicago, which denied him tenure in 2005.



Drezner began his higher education by receiving a B.A. from Williams College. He then went on to attain an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.

Media contributions

Drezner has contributed to many major media outlets, including being a monthly contributor to The New Republic Online[2][3], and has also published essays and Op-Eds in Foreign Affairs[4], Foreign Policy[5], the New York Times, Slate[6], Tech Central Station, the Wall Street Journal, among others. In addition, he has been a frequent guest on and various other video and radio mediums.



Drezner got his blogging start at his own site, named On Monday, January 5, 2009, however, he became a contributing blogger to the site[7], along with other foreign policy experts such as Tom Ricks[8], Stephen Walt[9], David Rothkopf[10], Peter D. Feaver[11], Aaron Friedberg[12], Mitchell Reiss[13], Dov S. Zakheim[14], Philip D. Zelikow[15], and Ian Bremmer[16], among others.

Book Authorship

Drezner is the author of[17][18]:

  • All Politics is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes (Princeton University Press, 2007)
  • U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair (Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2006)
  • The Sanctions Paradox: Economic Statecraft and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 1999)

He has also edited:

  • Locating the Proper Authorities: The Interaction of Domestic and International Institutions (University of Michigan Press, 2003)
  • Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2009)

Previous university work, fellowships, and organizational memberships

Previous to his current post at Tufts University, Drezner has held the following positions and appointments[19]: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (1999–2006); International Economist, Office of International Banking and Securities, Department of the Treasury (2000–2001); Assistant Professor (1996–1999), University of Colorado, Boulder; Non-resident Transatlantic Fellowship, German Marshall Fund of the United States (2005–2006); International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (2000–2001), John M. Olin National Security Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1996–1997); Member of American Political Science Association, Council on Foreign Relations, and International Studies Association. Referee for American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, and World Politics.


Scholarly publications by Drezner

  • "The Realist Tradition in American Public Opinion." Perspectives on Politics 6 (March 2008): 51-70.
  • "International Economic Order." Entry for International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition (New York: MacMillan, 2008).
  • "The Power and Politics of Blogs." (co-authored with Henry Farrell). Public Choice 134 (January 2008): 15-30.
  • "Blogs, Politics, and Power: A Special Issue of Public Choice.” (co-authored with Henry Farrell). Public Choice 134 (January 2008): 1-13.
  • "Globalization, Coercion, and Competition: The Competing Pathways to Policy Convergence." Journal of European Public Policy 12 (October 2005): 841-859.
  • "The Global Governance of the Internet: Bringing the State Back In." Political Science Quarterly 119 (Fall 2004): 477-498.
  • "The Hidden Hand of Economic Coercion." International Organization 57 (Summer 2003): 643-659.
  • "Outside the Box: Explaining Sanctions in Pursuit of Foreign Economic Goals." International Interactions 26 (Summer 2001): 379-410.
  • "Globalization and Policy Convergence." International Studies Review 3 (Spring 2001): 53-78.
  • "State Structure, Technological Leadership, and the Maintenance of Hegemony." Review of International Studies 27 (January 2001): 3-27.
  • "Ideas, Bureaucratic Politics, and the Crafting of Foreign Policy." American Journal of Political Science 44 (October 2000): 733-749.
  • "Bargaining, Enforcement, and Multilateral Economic Sanctions: When is Cooperation Counterproductive?" International Organization 54 (Winter 2000): 73-102.
  • "The Trouble with Carrots: Transaction Costs, Conflict Expectations, and Economic Inducements." Security Studies 9 (Autumn 1999/Winter 2000): 188-218.
  • "Conflict Expectations and the Paradox of Economic Coercion." International Studies Quarterly 42 (December 1998): 709-731.
  • "So You Want to Get a Tenure-Track Job..." PS: Political Science and Politics 31 (September 1998): 609-614.
  • "Allies, Adversaries, and Economic Coercion: Russian Foreign Economic Policy since 1991." Security Studies 6 (Spring 1997): 65-111.

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