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Reviews and Essays
A Civil Solution
Civil suits hold corporations accountable. Why not terrorists?
Does Iraq Matter?
Realists, neocons, and liberals all agree that American failure in Iraq would be a catastrophe beyond Iraq. Really? How exactly?
Uncle Sam in the Arab Street
If America promotes democracy in the Middle East, it must be prepared for some very unpleasant consequences.
Dead Souls: The Denationalization of the American Elite
America's elites have forgotten the mystic chords of memory. The American people have not.
The Sources of Russian Conduct
Sixty years after Kennan, Russia still baffles. But Putin's managed pluralism has deep roots in Russian opinion.
The Blogs of War
Governments used to do war and diplomacy, media used to report them. But in the Iraq War, freelance writers with laptops critiqued, corrected and cowed them both.
Keeping Terror Out
If gardeners and housemaids can cross our porous borders, so can Al-Qaeda operatives.
Goodbye To Berlin?
A declining Germany gets no respect from Red State America--yet it wants a veto over U.S. policy. Surrendering this conceit is the first step back toward influence.
Yes, He Has No Bananas
Despot Watch chronicles the accelerating ruin of Zimbabwe and its dictator.
Winning Over the Muslim Mind
J-Lo won't do it; Moderate imams may.
Can NATO Survive Europe?
E. Wayne Merry advocated that NATO should give way to a purely European defense system. John Hulsman, Radek Sikorski and Hans Binnendijk & Richard Kugler disagree. A rejuvenated NATO can strengthen the Atlantic alliance.
The Dating Game
American is playing matchmaker to Turkey and the EU. It had better work. A broken engagement could mean a clash of civilizations.
Retreat from Globalization
Bush appeases the anti-globalizers; the Democrats embrace them; the economy bubbles along; and the clouds gather.
The Cost of Living
How much should we spend to save an innocent child's life--and don't say it's priceless.
Don't Cut the Cheese
No more Brie, no more Stilton, no more Gorgonzola. Just what have Washington and Brussels got against cheese? Don't you know there's a war on?
I Dream of Empire
Empires have always inspired American imagination, for good and for ill.
A Look Back. Thoughts on the Present Situation: An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski
Q: As the war in Iraq continues, what are your thoughts on its progress? A: While at this stage it is too early to make any categorical judgments, it would appear that before too long, it is in the interest of U.