Nov-Dec 2006

The Realist

Democrats, Irrelevant

In this election cycle, politicians eschew debate in favor of an all-things-to-all-people foreign policy posture with Democrats mostly offering a kinder, gentler version of the Bush strategy rather than any real alternatives.

Nikolas K. Gvosdev

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Reviews and Essays

East Meets East

The Sino-Indian contest will reshape almost all geopolitical equations.

Greg Sheridan

Is This Victory?

Defining what constitutes victory in Iraq is the number one question in American politics. Washington needs to go beyond offering bumper-sticker cliches to provide workable yardsticks for measuring success. Some thoughts on the matter.

Tommy FranksStephen BiddlePeter Charles ChoharisJohn M. Owen IVDaniel PipesGary RosenDov S. Zakheim

Escape From New York

Over-regulation chases capital overseas—with negative repercussions for the U.S. economy.

Maurice R. Greenberg

The Regime Change We Need

Democracy fatigue threatens choose-your-color revolutions. Transparency of the executive can revitalize enthusiasm.

Lawrence GrooParag Khanna

Grasping the Nettle

As strange as it may seem, now is the best time to push for peace in the Middle East.

John C. Hulsman

Transatlantic Troubles

America need not restore the bygone, comprehensive relationship with Europe to achieve its purposes.

Andrew A. Michta

"Special" Forces

With terrorism incubating in cities, Washington’s approach is over-militarized.

Jonathan Stevenson

Israel in NATO?

Such a proposal brings as many complications as it does benefits.

Richard Rupp

The No-Win Zone

War in Lebanon highlights the lack of options, and victors, in the Middle East.

Daniel BymanSteven N. Simon

In Defense of Primacy

Contrary to what Christopher Layne said in the last issue, the world is a long way away from seeing the end of U.S. primacy.

Bradley A. Thayer

Ahead of the Curve: The TNI Archives

Six-party talks over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program are set to resume this Thursday on the heels of failed talks in December and Kim Jong-il’s provocative nuclear test in October. TNI takes a look back at other crucial junctures in A

Ahead of the Curve: Roadmap Revival?

The way forward is to concentrate on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which, because the many problems of the region are so interlinked, can create, in turn, momentum for dealing with the other regional disputes that feed it.

Nikolas K. GvosdevRay TakeyhJohn C. Hulsman