Goddamn you!

Reddit: ruining writing time.

A haiku about getting out of bed

no no no no no 
no no no no no no no
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The true story behind hypotheses.

He who writes hypotheses after finishing the results section in the paper is a grad student.


significance is significant.


Effie Data

credit: Brenna

this happened.

+: what’s for dinner?

-: beer.

+: k.

what about space?

However, the security risks and the decision to intervene associated with dyadic power relations and foreign policy dissimilarity are exacerbated by spatial factors. Lemke (2002) provides a detailed analysis of the power projection capabilities of states in interstate conflict, augmenting the importance of the proximity of states. Borrowing the conceptual framework of opportunity and willingness from Most and Starr (1989), we can see that “[neighboring states’] proximity to the conflict opens the window of intervention opportunity” (Kathman, 2010, p. 991). While it is previously maintained that opportunity alone is not a sufficient condition for intervention, we can underscore the importance of contiguity for states that also have the willingness to intervene.

yet another late night writing session

my dissertation is dull,

and next month is july.

some have already defended,

and so will i.


Yeah, that’s a giant Clippy suit.



Yeah, that’s a giant Clippy suit.

i gotta

i gotta

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footnote extravaganza

[5] One may argue that rational choice theory, emanating from economics, can subsume all these three approaches. Economic rational choice theory focuses on the trade-offs between the opposing factions and gives us an insight on why fighting is so frequent even though it is a pareto-inefficient outcome (Fearon, 1995; Hirshleifer, 1995). There are many explanations of civil war that utilize economic theories to understand the rent-seeking behavior, decreased time discounting observing a higher duration if decisive outcomes are not guaranteed (Fearon, 2004) or skewed ideas about military prospects (Collier et al., 2004). Political rational choice theory also follows a similar pattern to the explanations given for economic theory of war, yet the main factor to analyze while observing the actions of the agents are focused more on political oppression, collapsing institutions, system transition, or informational problems. Viewing intervention in civil wars in a similar vein, low expected costs accrued by the intervening state might result in a lower threshold of entry. While this approach helps us explain the intervention behavior of third party states, these ex-post illustrations alone do little to help without the expectations of realist, liberal domestic or ideational expectations.