Mar-Apr 2013

March-April 2013, Issue #124

The Realist

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Reviews and Essays

Syria's Crisis of Transition

History shows that an internationally led negotiation is the best way out of the civil war, but the situation isn't yet ripe for action.

Chester Crocker

When Kerry Stormed D.C.

John Kerry was just five years out of Yale when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became an instant celebrity.

Marvin Kalb

Delusions of Indispensability

The notion that America is the world's "indispensable nation" is hardly questioned, even as it fosters strategic overreach.

Ted Galen Carpenter

The Mythical Liberal Order

A cooperative, law-based international system remains an aspiration, not a reality.

Naazneen BarmaEly RatnerSteven Weber