Public writing

Interviews and Such (selected)

Interview with Sean Carroll on "Democracy as a Problem-Solving Mechanism", Mindscape. (probably the best snapshot of where my brain is at).

Paul Krugman, "The American Way of Economic War," Foreign Affairs, January-February 2024. Review essay on Underground Empire, summarizing the main arguments and adding more.

Richard Byrne, "Panopticons and Chokepoints," The Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2020).

Henry Farrell on Weaponized Interdependence, Big Tech, and Playing with Ideas (Ep. 78), Conversations with Tyler.

Henry Farrell, "The Best Books on the Politics of Information,"

Articles and such.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Canada Needs to Start Preparing for Trump – and Getting Other Allies Involved," Toronto Globe and Mail, March 2, 2024.

Henry Farrell, "AI's Big Rift is Like a Religious Schism," The Economist, December 12, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Binance and the End of Crypto’s Dream to Escape From Government, Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The New Economic Security State: How De-Risking Will Remake Geopolitics", Foreign Affairs, November-December 2023, 106-122.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "What If These Economic Weapons Fall into Trump's Hands?,'' New York Times, October 1, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "What Happens When Tech Bros Run National Security?,'' Time, September 20, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "How a Single Hard-Charging CEO Helped the US Dollar Take Over the World,'' Insider, September 12, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "How the U.S. Stumbled Into Using Chips as a Weapon Against China,'' Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2023.

Henry Farrell, "American Influence: Ireland Must Focus on Economic Security as Arena of Vulnerability, Irish Times, September 2, 2023.

Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi, "Behold the AI Shoggoth, The Economist, June 21, 2023.

Bruce Schneier, Henry Farrell and Nathan E. Sanders, "How Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Democracy," Slate, April 21, 2023.

Henry Farrell, Hugo Mercier and Melissa Schwartzberg, "The New Libertarian Elitists," Democracy, 68, Spring 2023.

Henry Farrell, "El Comercio como Arma: Europa entre Estados Unidos y China," El Pais, November 15, 2022.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "Tornado Cash Is Not Free Speech. It’s a Golem," Lawfare, October 13, 2022.

Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman and Jeremy Wallace, "Spirals of Delusion: How AI Distorts Decision-Making and Makes Dictators More Dangerous," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2022 (Centennial Issue).

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The U.S. Is the Only Sanctions Superpower. It Must Use That Power Wisely, New York Times, March 16, 2022.

Henry Farrell, "The Modern History of Economic Sanctions, Lawfare, March 1, 2022.

Henry Farrell and Glen Weyl, "Can Big Tech Serve Democracy," Boston Review, December 7, 2021.

Henry Farrell, "Joe Biden's Foreign Foray is All About Shoring Up Democracy - In the US," The Guardian, June 18, 2021.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "Rechanneling Beliefs: How Information Flows Help or Hinder Democracy," Stavros Niarchos Foundation Report, May 24, 2021.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "'Grassroots' Bot Campaigns are Coming. Governments Don't Have a Plan to Stop Them,'' Washington Post, May 20, 2021.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The New Age of Protectionism," Foreign Affairs (online), April 4, 2021.

Henry Farrell and Elizabeth Saunders, "A Cynical Election Ploy Like Hawley and Cruz's Looks Harmless. Until It Isn't," Washington Post, January 7, 2021. (Lead article in Sunday Outlook section).

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "What Makes Trump's Subversion Efforts So Alarming? His Collaborators," New York Times, November 23, 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "This Is What the Future of Globalization Will Look Like," Foreign Policy (Summer 2020).

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The Folly of Decoupling From China," Foreign Affairs (online), June 3, 2020.

Henry Farrell, "A Most Lonely Union," Foreign Policy, Spring 2020.

Marion Fourcade and Henry Farrell, "The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online," WIRED.COM, April 1, 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Will Governments Restrict Foreign Access to Pandemic Supplies?," Harvard Business Review (online), March 23, 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?," Foreign Affairs (online), March 16, 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The Twilight of America's Financial Empire," Foreign Affairs (online), January 24, 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Choke Points,"Harvard Business Review, January-February 2020.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Chained to Globalization: Why It's Too Late to Decouple," Foreign Affairs, January-February 2020.

Henry Farrell, "Socialists Will Never Understand Elizabeth Warren (I'd have chosen a different title)," Foreign Policy (online), December 12, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman Weaponized Globalization: Huawei and the Emerging Battle over 5G Networks, Global Asia (Lead Article) (September 2019).

(Henry Farrell and) Abraham Newman, "US and China are Weaponising Global Trade Networks," Financial Times, September 1, 2019.

Henry Farrell, "Don't Ask How to Pay for Climate Change. Ask Who," WIRED (online), August 2, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Introducing a New Paper on Weaponized Interdependence," Lawfare, July 31, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "Democracy's Dilemma," Boston Review Symposium Lead Essay, May 2019, with responses from Riana Pfefferkorn, Joseph Nye, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Allison Berke, Jason Healey, Astra Taylor and danah boyd, and a reply to the responses by Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "By Punishing Iran, Trump is Weakening America,", Foreign Policy (online), April 24, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "America's Misuse of Its Financial Infrastructure," The National Interest, May/June 2019.

Henry Farrell (and Abraham Newman), "Facebook is Finally Learning to Love Privacy Laws," Financial Times, April 5, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Jack Knight, "How Political Science Can Be Most Useful,"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 10, 2019.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "Defending Democratic Mechanisms and Institutions against Disinformation
,", January 28, 2019.

Henry Farrell, "Is a "No Deal" Brexit Still Avoidable? Why the Irish Border Remains a Stumbling Block for Negotiations,"
Foreign Affairs (online), November 20, 2018.

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia," Vice, November 19, 2018 (nb: not the title that we would have chosen for the article).

Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, "Information Attacks on Democracies," Lawfare, November 15, 2018.

Henry Farrell and Nils Gilman, "Three Moral Economies of Data,"
The American Interest (online), November 2018.

Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore, "Hypocrisy is a Useful Tool in Foreign Affairs. Trump is Too Crude to Play the Game," Washington Post, November 5, 2018.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The Wrong Way to Punish Iran," The New York Times, November 1, 2018.

Henry Farrell, "The New Economy's Old Business Model is Dead," Foreign Policy, July 2018.

Henry Farrell, "The "Intellectual Dark Web," Explained: What Jordan Peterson Has in Common with the Alt-Right,", May 10, 2018.

Henry Farrell, Margaret Levi and Tim O'Reilly, "Mark Zuckerberg Runs a Nation-State, and He's The King,", April 10, 2018.

Henry Farrell, "Northern Ireland's Brexit Problem,' Foreign Affairs (online), March 29, 2018.

Henry Farrell and Rick Perlstein, "Our Hackable Political Future" The New York Times, February 4, 2018.

Henry Farrell, "American Democracy is an Easy Target," Foreign Policy (online) January 17, 2018.

Henry Farrell, "Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans,"Boston Review Global Dystopias (edited by Junot Diaz).

Henry Farrell, "Saving Democratic Institutions from Corrupting Markets,"Cato Unbound.

Henry Farrell, "How Facebook Stymies Social Science," The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 19, 2017.

Henry Farrell, "This Year's Economics Nobel winner Invented a Tool That's Both Brilliant and Undemocratic,", October 16, 2017.

Henry Farrell, "Revolutionary Possibility (on China Mieville's October)," Jacobin (online), September 25, 2017.

Henry Farrell, "Brexit and the Northern Irish Border," Foreign Affairs (online), September 4, 2017.

Henry Farrell and Steve Teles,"When Politics Drives Scholarship," The Boston Review, August 2017.

Henry Farrell and Steven Teles,"Even the Intellectual Left is Drawn to Conspiracy Theories about the Right. Resist Them,", July 14, 2017.

Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore,"Trump's No Hypocrite: And That's Bad News for the International Order," Foreign Affairs (website), May 30, 2017.

Henry Farrell, "Facebook and Falsehood," Chronicle of Higher Education, January 15, 2017.

Henry Farrell, "Disunited Kingdom," Democracy, January 2017.

Henry Farrell, "How the Twilight of the Elites Explains Trump's Appeal,', October 13, 2016.

Henry Farrell, "Globalized Green Lanternism," Global Summitry, July 2016.

Henry Farrell, "The Irish Question: The Consequences of Brexit," Foreign Affairs (website), June 28, 2016.

Henry Farrell, "The Panama Papers and Thomas Piketty: How the Leak May Transform Politics," Foreign Affairs (website), April 22, 2016.

Henry Farrell, "Bitcoin is Losing the Midas Touch," Financial Times, March 9, 2016.

Henry Farrell, "Called Out: The Global Consequences of Apple's Fight with the FBI,"
Foreign Affairs (website), March 7, 2016.

Henry Farrell, "Here Be Dragons," Lawfare (February 2016).

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "The Transatlantic Data War: Europe Fights Back against the NSA," Foreign Affairs (January/February 2016).

Henry Farrell, "Promoting Norms for Cyberspace," Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief (April 2015).

Henry Farrell, "Dark Leviathan: On the High Seas of the Hidden Internet,"
Aeon (February 2015).

Henry Farrell, "Ireland's Cold War,' The Boston Review (November/December 2014).

Henry Farrell, "Big Brother's Liberal Friends," The National Interest (November/December 2014).

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Forget Me Not: What the EU's New Internet Privacy Ruling Means for the United States,"Foreign Affairs (2014, website only).

Michael Cohen, Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore, "Hypocrisy Hype(debate)," Foreign Affairs (March/April 2014).

Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore, "The End of Hypocrisy," Foreign Affairs (Nov/Dec 2013).

Henry Farrell, "The Tech Intellectuals," Democracy Issue 30 (Fall 2013).

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, "Senseless Spying: The National Security Agency's Self-Defeating Espionage Against the EU," Foreign Affairs (2013, website only).

Henry Farrell, "Half Poulantzas, Half Kindleberger," Jacobin online, July 2013.

Henry Farrell, "There is No Alternative" Aeon, April 2013.

Henry Farrell, "Slaves of Defunct Economists: Why Politicians Pursue Austerity Policies That Never Work," The Washington Monthly, March/April 2013.

Henry Farrell, "Tom Coburn Doesn't Like Political Science," The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22, 2013.

Henry Farrell, "A More Imperfect Union: On the European Central Bank," The Nation, December 4, 2012.

Sean Aday, Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, John Sides and Deen Freelon, "Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring," United States Institute of Peace.

Henry Farrell, "Zoned (On the European Union)," The Nation, December 6, 2011.

Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi, "Do the Right Thing," New Scientist, November 5 2011. Reprinted as "Nudge No More," Slate, November 12, 2011.

Henry Farrell and John Quiggin, "Can the European Union Be Saved?," The Daily Beast, October 4 2011.

Henry Farrell, "Bubble Trouble," The American Prospect, August 2011.

Henry Farrell and John Quiggin, "How to Save the Euro - and the EU: Reading Keynes in Brussels," Foreign Affairs May/June 2011.

Henry Farrell, "Into the Breach: China Miéville's Other Reality," The Boston Review, April 2011.

Henry Farrell, "The State of Statelessness," The American Interest, January/February 2011.

Henry Farrell and John Sides, "Building a Political Science Public Sphere with Blogs," The Forum 8, 3, Article 10, 2010.

Sean Aday, Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, John Sides, John Kelly and Ethan Zuckerman, "Blogs and Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics," United States Institute of Peace.

Henry Farrell,"A More Perfect Union," Democracy, Fall 2010.

Henry Farrell, "Reading Milton Friedman in Dublin," The Washington Monthly, May/June 2010.

Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman,"European Parliament Takes a Stand," Foreign Policy (online), February 26, 2010.

Henry Farrell,"Do The Netroots Matter?," The American Prospect, July/August 2009.

Henry Farrell, "Can Partisanship Save Citizenship?," The American Prospect, January 2009.

Henry Farrell, Balancing National Security and Commerce: Information Politics in the New Transatlantic Agenda. Report for the German Marshall Fund, March 2008.

Henry Farrell, "Underworlds (Review Essay on Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah)", The Nation (December 10 2007).

Henry Farrell, "Bloggers and Parties: Can the Netroots Reshape American Democracy?," The Boston Review (September/October 2006).

Henry Farrell, "Privacy in Europe Suffers in Terror War," The Financial Times op-ed page, July 2 2006,

Daniel W. Drezner and Henry Farrell, " Web of Influence," Foreign Policy, November 2004.

Henry Farrell, "The Blogosphere as a Carnival of Ideas," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 7, 2005. Reprinted in The Australian Higher Education Supplement.

Henry Farrell, "Remaking Fantasy: China Miéville's New Crobuzon Novels," N+1 (online).

Henry Farrell and Adrienne Hèritier The Invisible Transformation of the Co-decision Procedure: Problems of Democratic Legitimacy. Report for SIEPS Foundation, 2004.