Summer 2006

The Realist


The Israel lobby controversy shows how some substitute character assasination for serious debate.  American national interests suffer.

Dimitri K. Simes

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Reviews and Essays

The Global Oil Rush

Given rising demand and dwindling supplies, consuming nations should look south and east.

Robert C. McFarlane

Principles and Interests

In a volatile region of the world like South Asia, principled realism, not sloganeering, should guide U.S. policy.

Chuck Hagel

From Awakening to War

Without quick mediation, the politicization of religion could lead to conflict.

Robert F. Ellsworth


Protectionist measures endanger America's financial well-being.

Stephen S. Roach

Swedish Models

Everyone always wants to be like Sweden.  What happens whenthe socialist paradise fails.

Johan Norberg

Future War: Taiwan

A plausible scenario for a Sino-American clash in the Taiwan Strait.

Ted Galen Carpenter

The New Axis of Oil

A structural shift in energy markets creates new geopolitics.

Flynt Leverett Pierre Noel

Warming to Climate Change

Kyoto is upside down; America needs a sensible energy policy to fight global warming.

Paul J. SaundersVaughan C. Turekian

Ahead of the Curve: The New Axis of Oil

On his landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the two countries partners, not rivals. Last year, Flynt Leverett and Pierre Noel discussed Russian energy strategy.

Flynt Leverett Pierre Noel