Spring 1996

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Reviews and Essays

No Illusions: Russia's Student Generation

As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.

Taylor E. Dark

Pat's World

Until now, and the question of trade apart, foreign policy has not figured much in the Republican presidential primaries. But with Pat Buchanan setting the pace and tone, it is certain that it will do so before long.

Owen Harries

The Shiprider Solution: Policing the Caribbean

Thr reality is that the Caribbean micro-states have a most uncertain future, and may prove to be politically and economically unviable. Given their location, it is a strong American interest to maintain stability.

Elliott Abrams

Less is More: Minimal Realism in East Asia

Historically, in both practical and theoretical debates about American foreign policy, the great divide has been between proponents of liberal internationalism--sometimes called Wilsonianism--and realism.

Christopher Layne

The World Shakes China

China has yet to shake the world; its external influence has been comparatively inconsequential since the industrial revolution. Instead, it is the world that has shaken China.

Bruce Cumings

The Man Who Liked Reporters

Marlin Fitzwater was the most effective and well-liked press secretary since John F. Kennedy's Pierre Salinger. Fitzwater spent six years working for two presidents of markedly different public styles, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, and lived to t

America's Grand Strategy: A Pattern of History

America's Grand Strategy: A Pattern of History

Byline: James Kurth



In recent years, there have been many proposals about what should be the future direction, even the grand strategy, of American forei

James Kurth

Trop de Zle

Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.

Hasan Unal

Distant Compassion: CNN and Borrioboola-Gha

People speak of the "CNN factor": Thanks to the immediate and insistent diffusion of such images of suffering, democratic governments have come and will continue to come under pressure to undertake humanitarian interventions.

Clifford Orwin