Spring 2000

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Reviews and Essays

Meanwhile on the Left...

How the different strands of the Left have reacted to the end of the Cold War--and how they help explain developments on the Right.

Lawrence F. Kaplan

Tainted Transactions

How a team of Cambridge operators, working together with a Russian "clan", confused all categories and wreaked havoc on Russia's economy.

Janine R. Wedel

What Mahathir Has Wrought

The transformation of Kuala Lumpur and the modernization of Malaysia are the realization of one man's vision--that of the country's longest serving prime minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

David Martin Jones

Living With China

When applied to China, terms such as "adversary" and "partnet" obscure more than they clarify. A blueprint for American policy rejects both.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Asia in the 21st Century

Great changes are under way and when the dust settles, the Asia we knew will have ceased to exist.

Rajan MenonS. Enders Wimbush

Remembering the Future

Taking seriously the admonition that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

Paul Wolfowitz

Globalization and American Power

Its players may change, and so may the equipment they use and the fields they play on, but the game of international politics stays essentially the same.

Kenneth Waltz

The Law of Increasing Returns

Malthus had things exactly backward. So do his heirs. In both cases, the mistake is to ignore the role of ideas.

Ronald Bailey