Issue 92 Table of Contents
The Closer by Justine A. Rosenthal
The United States seems best suited for the role of last-minute hero, swooping in to solve global problems after all others have failed.
The Art of the Possible by Lee H. Hamilton
When a U.S. administration announces unrealistic foreign-policy goals, it sets itself up for failure. We must take care to keep our rhetoric realistic.
Symposium: Apocalypse When?
The Three "Nos" Knows by Graham Allison
Cassandra's Conundrum by Joseph Cirincione
Non-Proliferation Parody? by William C. Potter
Apocalypse Later by John Mueller
Foreign Policy Goes Glam by Daniel W. Drezner
Stars shilling for political causes are everywhere these days. Are they actually making a difference?
From Arabia to Zion
Middle East Muddle by Dennis Ross
A map of the mess.
A Broken Engagement by Barbara Slavin
Hell hath no fury like a Tehran scorned.
Plan Z for Iraq by Amitai Etzioni
A community-based security approach for the land of the two rivers.
What Resource Wars? by David G. Victor
The threat industry sees smoke, but where's the fire?
Rising and Resurgent Powers
Breaking More Naan with Delhi by Karl F. Inderfurth & Bruce Riedel
The U.S.-India relationship has remained uncannily consistent. How to move ahead on this positive track.
Hu's on First? by Joshua Kurlantzick & Devin Stewart
China hasn't made it past first base-yet.
Russia Plays the China Card by Christopher Marsh
Russia and China are strengthening their ties, but don't bet on an alliance-that is, unless poor U.S. policy drives them together.
A Pipeline Runs Through It by Jonathan Haslam
With Russia in the driver's seat on energy issues, Europe should worry about running on empty.
Arrested Development by Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. & Fritz Heimann
If developed countries fail to effectively enforce the oecd Anti-Bribery Convention, all anti-corruption efforts in the developing world will suffer.
Reviews and Essays
An Officer and a Professor by Jacob Heilbrunn
A review of Captain Professor by Michael Howard.
The best way to master history is to live through it. Michael Howard's Captain Professor speaks to the past and present.
Betting On the Wrong Donkey by Christopher A. Preble
A review of Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security by Kurt M. Campbell and Michael E. O'Hanlon.
Recent proposals for beefing up Democratic national-security policy offer little in the way of fresh strategic thinking.