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Reviews and Essays
Bad Judgment at Bordeaux
The conviction in April of the former French treasury minister, Maurice Papon, for complicity in crimes against humanity has been welcomed across the world. But one French law professor has called the trial "a legal disaster", and its political ra
Anatomy of a Farce
U.S. diplomacy in the Persian Gulf region has created a no-win proposition whose dangers far transcend the local security environment
In Asia's Mirror: From Commodore Perry to the IMF
Asia has, in its moments of crisis, been forced to open up to the West before. These openings have been attended by an interesting kaleidoscope of moods, their usual pattern neatly captured in the life of just one man, both hero and anti-hero of t
Mao in History
During the first decades of Mao's China, a time of American self-confidence and strong sense of purpose spurred by the World War II victory, U.S. Sinology for the most part took on an "idealist" rather than a "realist" orientation: hopeful about s
The Demons of Kosovo
The competing claims of Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo have been hopelessly tangled in the webs of history and myth.
Can Asians Think?
Realistically, can the rest of the world continue to ride on the shoulders of the West? If Asians double in population in the next fifty years, will they be able to carry their fair share of this burden?
Religion and American Foreign Policy: The Story of a Complex Relationship
The historical connection between American religion and foreign relations may be explored on four levels.
Elegy for a Contrarian
The life and times of Enoch Powell, a brilliant and blunt British politician.
Responses to Mallaby
Chalmers Johnson, Martin Feldstein and Francis Fukuyama
The People Next Door: Australia and the Asian Crisis
Australia is the nearest Western country to that great bonfire of the vanities, the Asian crisis. The fear is that it may also be the most combustible.