Jan-Feb 2013

The Realist

Leading Blindly across a Minefield

The international system is at a transformative moment. Yet President Obama has failed to set a direction for America.

Dimitri K. SimesPaul J. Saunders

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Articles

Pitfalls of an Aging China

Rising social costs, shrinking labor pools, nonperforming loans, a distorted economy and more—an in-depth look at the huge challenge facing Beijing.

John Lee

Reviews and Essays

Pitfalls of an Aging China

Rising social costs, shrinking labor pools, nonperforming loans, a distorted economy and more—an in-depth look at the huge challenge facing Beijing.

John Lee

Putin's Artful Jurisprudence

Russia's legal reforms centralized power and allowed the creation of informal rules that ensure elite loyalty.

William Partlett

Spengler's Ominous Prophecy

An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.

Robert W. Merry

China's Nationalist Heritage

Chinese leaders have reverted to a pre-Communist ideology of national rejuvenation. This could complicate foreign affairs.

Jacqueline Newmyer Deal