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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.
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.
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.
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.
Russia's Military Nadir: The Meaning of the Chechen Debacle
"In war the moral is to the physical as ten to one.
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.
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...
An Offer Castro Couldn't Refuse - or Survive
The facts of the international scene have changed drastically in the last few years, but not many conservative pundits have changed their minds.