Foreign Affairs has a great piece on Game of Thrones in an IR context. Luv it. Nice find, CH. I haven't found much of a pd angle for the show. Definitely little use for soft power, as we got a rebuke to the notion that "information is power" with a reminding dictum from Cersei Lannister in the first episode of the second season that "power is power." Prof. Pat James at USC teaches a class on IR and Middle Earth; maybe a Game of Thrones class could be in the offing.