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Reviews and Essays
Preserving the Well-Bred Horse
Skepticism ought to greet the revelation that the American military establishment has uncovered a new Rosetta Stone that bids fair to transform the subject of their profession.
No End of a Lesson
Should American military leaders devote themselves to controlling the chaos let loose by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, or should they prepare for larger and longer term threats?
One Who Made A Revolution, Review of Robert Skidelsky and John Maynard Keynes' The Economist as Saviour 1920-1937
The Appeal of Iran, Review of Shahram Chubin's Iran's National Security Policy: Capabilities and Intentions
Defending the Lucky Country
The conundrums of Australian strategy are long-term concerns, and ones of which the Australians are quite aware. With regard to defense policy, as with other aspects of its national existence, Australia remains the lucky country, but one whose luc
The Op-Ed History of America
Many American policymakers and scholars believe they have learned the lessons of nineteenth and twentieth-century history for U.S. foreign policy. Three such "lessons" dominate discussion: the Lesson of American Development; the Lesson of the Pax
A Bad Rehearsal
Over the years many details of the tragedy of Operation Tiger have seeped out, but mysteries remain.
Cavalry to Computer: The Pattern of Military Revolutions
The lessons of earlier revolutions seem to contradict much of the conventional wisdom with respect to the United States' prospective competitive military position. In a revolutionary epoch, long-term U.S. military dominance is not preordained
As Christopher Ogden makes clear, Pamela Harriman was much more than a glittering jewel adorning the veneer of high politics. She had political convictions, and what is more, political talents, of her own.
Monster from the Deep: Return of UNCLOS
The argument against ratification of the whole UNCLOS seems to be overwhelming, but for reasons that have not been fully argued in public.