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Reviews and Essays
Scoring the War on Terrorism
The United States has made considerable--even surprising--progress in defeating a skilled and vast enemy. Nevertheless, the job is far from complete.
The Old-New Anti-Semitism
The "new" anti-Semitism of the Arab and Muslim worlds bears much resemblance to the "old" anti-Semitism of Europe. As the latter became a warrant for genocide, it would be foolish to underestimate the lethality of the former.
Will the European Union become a peer competitor to the United States? Not likely, thinks Professor Tucker, unless U.S. policy produces self-diminishment by isolating America from others. But well it might.
How to Stop the Iranian Bomb
Iranian nuclear weapons aspirations pose a critical and very dangerous problem for the United States. Herewith a plan for stopping the Iranian bomb, short of using force.
Rooms and Borders
Americans and Europeans often do not see eye to eye about matters Muslim. Differing historical experiences help explain why.
Agri-vation: The Farm Bill from Hell
The 2002 Farm Bill is a four-fold disaster, replete with domestic and foreign policy costs. An experienced farm hand shows how.
America as European Hegemon
Despite broad acceptance of the view that the United States has been an "offshore balancer" with regard to Europe over the past several decades, the facts don't fit the theory--the facts of the past dozen years most particularly.
Croesus and Caesar
Those who would compare U.S. and European power by focusing on military capabilities misread history and miss the essence of NATO's genius--and future prospects.
The Boldness of Charles Evans Hughes
The advent of a new historical epoch requires boldness in foreign policy architecture. Though less studied than the post-World War II master builders, Charles Evans Hughes' effort after World War I is a worthy case in point.
A Low, Dishonest Decadence: A Letter from Moscow
It is shortsighted to judge Russia's progress by superficial materialist measures--or have we forgotten what the Cold War was really about? At a deeper social and spiritual level, the country remains in peril.
Many Americans, including some of senior rank, appear to hold candy-coated views of the post-World War II U.S. occupations of Germany and Japan. Dealing with Iraq will be hard enough without enshrouding ourselves in myth.
Dragon in Paradise
U.S. interest in Oceania has faded since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11, 2001. China is taking advantage.
Twilight of the Idols
Nietzsche thought God was dead and used philosophy as a hammer to force others to recognize his unhappy insight. The Bush Administration has used public diplomacy as a hammer to force recognition of changes in the global security environment. But