Spring 1997


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Reviews and Essays

Bridging Centuries: Fin de Siecle All Over Again

While one might wish that the voters would show more interest in such foreign policy issues as Bosnia, Iraq, or Korea, and object to the tendency to reduce all foreign policy to trade policy, it has to be conceded that there is a certain short-ran

Paul Wolfowitz

Don't Isolate Us: A Russian View of NATO Expansion

There was and is a wide consensus within the Russian political establishment that NATO expansion contradicts basic Russian national interests. The few dissenting voices in the Russian media and academic circles are marginal.

Alexey Pushkov

Tough Choices: Toward a True Strategic Review

The upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review will have to go beyond superficial plans, address the international environment squarely, assess real savings and the difficult political decisions that they will engender, and avoid budgetary sleights-of-ha

Dov S. Zakheim

Hassner's Bad Bad Review

Pierre Hassner's review of my book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, is highly unfavorable, which is his right to be. But it is also a mixture of disingenuousness, inaccuracy, misrepresentation, and calumny.

The Common Sense

A policy consensus is emerging that stresses economic enrichment through open markets, allows for the inclusion of less developed countries with their acts together and seeks to alleviate or at least contain troubles in other parts of the world at

John Mueller

After Hebron

In the wake of the Hebron agreement, the imperative for Israel (and the United States) has been to formulate a coherent strategy for the next phase.

Peter W. Rodman

A Pessimist of Promise

If the trenches of the First World War were not enough to cast doubt upon the idea of progress' prospects, certainly Auschwitz and Hiroshima more than sufficed. The holdouts thereafter--those liberals and Marxists still upholding the Enlightenment

Thomas A. Howard

India: Relevant at Last?

The achievement of independence by the Indian subcontinent marked the effective end of the age of European imperialism.

Owen Harries

After the Miracle: Can South Africa Be a Normal State?

South Africa today, to paraphrase Marx, is haunted by a specter: the specter of the rest of Africa. This ghost hovers not only over whites, and over investors who are influenced by them, but over blacks as well.

John Chettle

Is Asia's High Growth Era Over?

Since the mid-1980s, Western academics and policymakers have regardedthe "tiger" economies of East Asia as an interesting intellectuallaboratory for debating theories about the causes of economic growth.

David Hale