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Reviews and Essays
Blair's 'Ethical' Policy
Over four centuries, British foreign policy based on national interest has served the country well. Now its greatest threat may be the moral pretensions of Messrs. Blair and Cook.
Violent and preoccupied with power, Islamist ideology is a shell game whose time is up.
Mugabe, Mbeki, and Mandela's Shadow
Nelson Mandela's successor is providing vital help to the illiberal and undemocratic regime in Zimbabwe.
Getting Hegemony Right
If it is to avoid global resentment and ward off potentially hostile coalitions, the United States must continue to ensure that others have a stake in its hegemonic system.
The Anglosphere Illusion
The proponents of an English-speaking union have overlooked several important considerations--not least of which is national interest.
Their Gilded Age--and Ours
What would the titans of the Gilded Age say about the revolutionary effects of the New Economy and the globalization on world affairs? We've been here before.
China and the Historians
A fresh look at China's last dynasty is leading sinologists to a more complex--and less deterministic--reading of modern China.
From Miracle to Malaise
Once synonymous with success, the dragons of Southeast Asia may be running out of puff.
A Choice of Europes
European security can best be bolstered through structures that embody both the West's ideals and geopolitical realities.