America's Middlemen: Power at the Edge of Empire

March 2, 2018

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Eric Grynaviski, associate professor of political science and international affairs, examines how and why the U.S. government has formed alliances with militias, tribes and rebels. Sometimes, these alliances have been successful. But they have also risked creating larger wars in regions where the United States has no real interest. By developing broader views about political agency — how people come to make a difference in world politics — he brings into focus new histories of world politics.