Summer 1996


Digital Edition Download Become a Subscriber

Reviews and Essays

Gone to the Lake: Republicans and Foreign Policy

In a July 1995 speech before an enraptured audience assembled atWashington's Center for Strategic and International Studies, HouseSpeaker Newt Gingrich addressed the broad issues of post-Cold WarU.

Jonathan Clarke

Reagan's Critics

The measure of "greatness" in American presidents is often theretrospective appreciation of their willingness to "stay the course"in the face of determined opposition from powerful opponents.

Stephen F. Knott

The Man Who Changed the Game Plan

I am going to talk about how Ronald Reagan and his team--a team widely characterized at the time, both here and abroad, as a group of inexperienced and impractical right-wing ideologues and fanatics--prevailed in the Cold War.

Richard V. Allen

Strategy Creep in the Balkans: Up To Our Knees and Advancing

Bosnia and the rest of the Balkans are Europe's hangnail, not its heart. Developments there may be disgusting and tragic, but they have meager potential to disrupt even the European, much less the global, strategic environment.

Ted Galen CarpenterAmos Perlmutter

And Ulster Will Be Right

Protestant Irish nationalism needs to be taken seriously if the whole island is to avoid a Bosnian-scale civil war.

Peregrine Worsthorne

The Russian Boys and Their Last Poet

The recently deceased Joseph Brodsky was a man who overcame formidable obstacles on his way to becoming a great Russian poet and Nobel Laureate...

Dmitry Shlapentokh