Hip Hop and International Relations Theory

Just wanted to take a moment to point out a few fun yet educational links for all you hip hop fans curious about international relations theory.

It starts off with a blog by author, professor, and director of the Institute of Middle East Studies here in DC, Marc Lynch, killing time by with his blog on ForeignPolicy.com entitled “Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate.” It’s a simple yet brilliant explanation of some basic concepts using  feuds between various rappers as examples. Read the rest of this entry »