January-February 2014

The Realist

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Reviews and Essays

America Unhinged

The "most secure great power in world history" continues to engage in costly interventions to defend merely peripheral interests.

John J. Mearsheimer

In Defense of Kissinger

The Blood Telegram gets America's reaction to the 1971 South Asia crisis wrong.

Robert D. Blackwill

Inglorious Revolutions

Revolutions rarely produce stable democracies and human rights overnight—and it's foolish to expect otherwise.

David A. Bell