Fall 1998

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Reviews and Essays

NATO: The Dilemmas of Expansion

NATO: The Dilemmas of ExpansionZbigniew BrzezinskiThe fiftieth anniversary of NATO, which falls next April, willmark the conclusion of the first enlargement of the Allianceundertaken since the peaceful end of the Cold War.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

America and the Euro Gamble

As the American foreign policy establishment has been preoccupied an event of much greater long-term significance has received scant attention.

Owen Harries

Embassies at Risk

But beyond this business of walls, set-backs, and barbed wire lies a philosophical question: What kind of nation are we? Has America, like Rome, in its declining decades become a garrison state? What is the point of our diplomacy? While the safety

Smith Hempstone

City of Bad Omens

As every schoolboy would once have known, traditionally the Chinesehave believed that a dynasty reigns because it has been vouchsafeddivine approval--the Mandate of Heaven.

Robert Elegant

Machiavelli's Realism

This volume surrounds Old Nick's brief for obligatory badness with essays by the editor and three scholars, each of whom suggests it is time to rethink Machiavelli's rethinking. While granting Machiavelli's importance, the commentators are uniform

Diana Schaub

Inside the Cave: The Banality of I.R. Studies

In general, the landscape of international relations thinking in the United States is a view of a great American desert with a few refreshing and enlivening oases. Here's how to improve it.

James Kurth

Globalism and the American Tide

In this new book, Cairncross is a little breathless about the electronic communications that will conjure new worlds into existence. Nevertheless, because her text is well informed and her prose lucid, and because the technological developments ar

Asia Tomorrow, Gray and Male

Barring the contingency of utter catastrophe, we can already estimate, often in surprising detail, what lies in store for East Asia in demographic terms over the next fifteen to twenty years.

Nicholas Eberstadt