Mar-Apr 2011


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Articles

A Mutiny Grows in Punjab

Securing Pakistan is far more important than “victory” in Afghanistan. And the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign is only stoking extremist flames in the Hindu Kush. Washington must pull back.

Anatol Lieven

Ghosts of Fascists Past

Engulfed by bank failures and street protests not seen since the Great Depression, Europe appears ripe for a fascist renaissance. This century's scapegoat: Muslim immigrants. Is the Continent ripe for a fascist renaissance?

Ian Kershaw

The Fundamentalists

What do Saudi Arabia and America have in common? Why, religion of course. Hinterland faiths are on the rise, and there’s nothing the Western humanists can do about it.

Richard W. Bulliet

Reviews and Essays

Only Don't Call Me Comrade

Stalin: The Dictator. The Revolutionary. The Homebody? The USSR’s Cold War ambitions have been greatly exaggerated. Worldwide Marxist revolution played second fiddle to control of the Continent.

Battle Hymn of the Diplomats

Awash in Wilsonian hubris, the State Department’s meandering and militaristic QDDR will ensure Foggy Bottom remains second-rate—both inside the Beltway and overseas.

A Mutiny Grows in Punjab

Securing Pakistan is far more important than “victory” in Afghanistan. And the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign is only stoking extremist flames in the Hindu Kush. Washington must pull back.

Anatol Lieven

An Officer and a Bedouin

Lawrence of Arabia, that romantic, kaffiyeh-wearing, desert-dwelling symbol of Arab nationalism, was nothing more than the ringleader in a sideshow of a sideshow.

Dockets of War

WikiLeaks. Guantánamo Bay. Public-pressure campaigns by angry NGOs. No flavor of lawfare can stand contest against America’s unmatched global power.

Eric A. Posner

Ghosts of Fascists Past

Engulfed by bank failures and street protests not seen since the Great Depression, Europe appears ripe for a fascist renaissance. This century's scapegoat: Muslim immigrants. Is the Continent ripe for a fascist renaissance?

Ian Kershaw

The Fundamentalists

What do Saudi Arabia and America have in common? Why, religion of course. Hinterland faiths are on the rise, and there’s nothing the Western humanists can do about it.

Richard W. Bulliet

America Primed

To write America’s great-power obituary is beyond premature. Herein lies a grand strategy for maintaining US power—from the Anglosphere to the Middle East.

Robert D. KaplanStephen S. Kaplan