Military

Asia: Skepticism about Optimism

Perhaps now that Pacific Asians have moved from Marxist to market economics, the logic of economic interdependence has made arms racing and power rivalry less sensible and less likely. On balance, it is probably better for Pacific Asian stability

Barry BuzanGerald Segal

Quantum Leap

The new world of foreign policy is neither a unipolar world nor a multipolar world, but an integrated global system, in which the United States plays a central, but constantly tempered, role.

Patrick Glynn

Repeating British Mistakes

If the United States makes the same mistake that the British did, not only will U.S. interests be set back, but a great opportunity to determine the whole character of the post-Cold War era will be lost.

Jonathan Clarke

A Different Dance--from Tango to Minuet

The internal condition of Russia has changed immensely for the better, and is continuing to change, though progress has not occurred as fast or as decisively as the Romantics had hoped.

Leon Aron

Eternal Clausewitz

Readers needn't agree that the correlation of forces in the former Yugoslavia--that the Bosnian army, "properly armed, and given limited assistance from the air...could have regained the territory itself"--or that preventing the establishment of G

Thomas Donnelly

The Panic Gap: Reactions to North Korea's Bomb

Everyone knows that Americans should pay more attention to events outside their country's borders, especially now that we live in the Interdependent Age. But maybe the reverse is true.

James Fallows

The Future of Intelligence

Within hours of the arrest of CIA officer Aldrich Ames for espionage, unnamed agency officials were telling reporters that Ames was a drunk and a mediocre case officer.

Gary SchmittAbram N. Shulsky

The Russian Aid Mess

The perception exists that aid to Russia and Ukraine has not met expectations. Looking back, it is increasingly evident that there was no way the program could have done so.

Charles Flickner

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