I cannot help but notice that the differences in the UK and France reactions to the discussions to intervene in Syria are akin to those Dave and I discussion our recent article and our upcoming book. The UK now is acting far more like a coalition government than it did during Afghanistan, and France is once again looking far more Presidential than Semi-Presidential.
So, is it lucky that our work captures a bit of the current dynamics or just the result of hard work and brilliant thought? Oh, the former? Better to be lucky than good, eh?
And, yes, it was great to see the book advertised both in the APSA program and in the flyers that our publisher has at the conference. We still need to figure out a cover, and I need to turn in the changes to the proofs in two weeks. But we are nearly there!