May-June 2013

Israel's Fraying Image

There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests. 

Essays

Zionism's Colonial Roots

Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.

The U.S. Democracy Project

American NGOs that push for democratic change abroad are facing growing resistance.

Lessons of the Syrian Reactor

The intelligence failures of Iraq seriously constrained policy makers in other areas.

How to Reverse Failed Policy

U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.

The Many Faces of Neo-Marxism

The German thinker's name has been attached to a wide range of modern ideas—poststructuralism, postmodernism, gender studies, etc.—yet he was more a man of his day than of ours.

Books & Reviews

Dilemmas of the Modern Navy

The maritime services are under growing strain. But is there really no alternative to U.S. sea hegemony in the same form we have seen it in since 1945?

Lifting the Veil on North Korea

Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?

The Priesthood of Central Bankers

Central bankers have amassed unprecedented power, and yet lack serious political counterweights.

The Realist

The Myth of a Moderate Obama

The president is no pragmatic centrist. In fact, he has the most expansive and leftist vision in the history of the presidency.

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