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BEYOND THE COLD WAR

Gorbachev's reforms have ended communist totalitarianism at home and the dream of total power in the world. Soviet policy in Europe...

THE COLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH

An overview of the Cold War era, assessing its phases, U.S. and Soviet strategies and tactics, and opportunities missed by both sides.

 
 
 

TALK TO THE TALIBAN-BUT DON'T TRUST THEM

The West can prevent more instability in Afghanistan.

RUSSIA CAN'T FIGHT A WAR AND STILL ARM THE WORLD

How the country's shrinking weapons exports could change the Middle East.

 
 
 

VIET NAM

RETURNING home after years of service in Viet Nam, I am nagged by the insistent thought that we have not yet adequately answered a...

HOW AMERICA CAN FOSTER AN AFRICAN BOOM

The continent needs investment-not just aid.

 
 
 

THE BEGINNING OF HISTORY

Surviving the era of catastrophic risk.

AMERICA MUST PREPARE FOR A WAR OVER TAIWAN

Being ready is the best way to prevent a fight with China.

 
 
 

GERMANY'S UKRAINE PROBLEM

Europe's Largest Country Needs Time to Adjust to a Dangerous New World

SAFE KEEING

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URGENCIES IN LATIN AMERICA

BOOKS on Latin America written ten years ago called attention to two parallel developments in the region. The major countries were...

MEASURING THE MARSHALL PLAN

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THE NEXT PANDEMIC?

Since it first emerged in 1997, avian influenza has become deadlier and more resilient. It has infected 109 people and killed 59 of...

A DEMOCRAT LOOKS AT FOREIGN POLICY

Reviews foreign policy issues confronting the USA from a Democratic point of view, by means of an occasionally combative critique of...

 
 
 

THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR

Israel's decisive victory in the Six Day War of June 1967 radically altered the dimensions of the Arab refugee dilemma. It is no longer...

THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IN SYRIA

The conflict in Syria will only end with a political solution. The United States should use the leverage it has - through continued...

 
 
 

FOUAD AJAMI

Fouad Ajami considers Michael Mandelbaum's The Frugal Superpower.

BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE

To the Editor: Daniel Byman raises some valid concerns over the U.N. weapons inspection program in Iraq ("A Farewell to Arms Inspections,"...

 
 
 

LOST AT SEA

To the Editor: In "Terrorism Goes to Sea" , Gal Luft and Anne Korin set out to make a case for their vision of energy security and...

HOW TO SAVE THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Can Europe and members of Congress address Trump's concerns with the Iran nuclear deal while setting implementation on a more stable...

 
 
 



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A Science Fiction Writer's Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

A Science Fiction Writer's Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

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