Fall 1991


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Reviews and Essays

Unfreezing Korea

Throughout the dramatic year of 1989 the highly militaristic and secretive Hermit Kingdom of North Korea remained apparently unaffected and apart.

Doug Bandow

Mexico and the Politics of Free Trade

When it is negotiated and if it is approved by Congress, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada may prove to be the most important foreign economic policy achievement of President Bush's first term in of

Morton Kondracke

French Chefs

The final effacement of British national sovereignty will probably take place in December at the European Economic Community summit in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Boris Johnson

Warheads and Soviet Chaos

The attempted overthrow of Mikhail Gorbachev by a coalition of Soviet hardliners in August has heightened unease in the West about the control of Soviet nuclear weapons.

Mark Kramer

Supping with Devils

The Cambodian ceasefire accord, reached in June at a meeting of the warring Cambodian parties at the Thai beach resort of Pattaya, was a promising step toward settlement of the country's long and bloody conflict.

Peter W. Rodman

Justice and the War

When is war just?  In the American tradition, the justice or injustice of war has turned primarily upon the circumstances immediately attending the initiation of force.

Robert W. Tucker

No Brakes, No Compass

LEON HOLLERMAN's preceding account of Japan's global strategy makes it easier to talk about what remains a conceptually elusive and controversial phenomenon: Japanese international power.

Karel van Wolferen

The Secret History of Totalitarian Art

Igor Golomstock, Totalitarian Art in the Soviet Union, the Third Reich, Fascist Italy, and the People's Republic of China (London: Collins Harvill, 1991).

George Walden

Weisberg on Fukuyama's South Africa

Every student of international relations has thought about the question of why world communism fell apart when it did.

Francis FukuyamaJacob Weisberg