|Digital Edition Download||Become a Subscriber|
Reviews and Essays
Wye's fate will be more important to American interests than Oslo ever was.
Can Japan Come Back?
Japan can and will rise again. The real questions are when it will do so, and how much more damage it will sustain in the meantime.
The Rise of English Nationalism and the Balkanization of Britain
What if not just the institutions but the allegiances and even the identity of Britain were fundamentally to alter? Until quite recently such a hypothesis would have seemed risible. But suddenly it is not.
Foreign Policy and Domestic Scandal
Nixon's extreme case illustrates the variety of potential problems that can arise in a scandal-weakened presidency. President Clinton seems to have dodged the bullet on the face of it; the November 3 election results demonstrated his remarkable po
Unusually, the French are Happy
Lionel Jospin told a group of foreigners last summer that "it is a sociological fact that the French are always discontented with how they are governed." Yet polls show the French feel prosperous and confident in the future.
The Ties That Fray: Why Europe and America are Drifting Apart
Instead of mindlessly extending guarantees to every potential trouble spot, and instead of basing our foreign policy on a presumption of permanent partnership, it is time for Europe and the United States to begin a slow and gradual process of dise
Russia's Crisis, America's Complicity
The appointment of the Primakov government in September reflects profound changes in Russian politics, some of which have serious implications for the United States.
Kosovo: Only Independence Will Work
The continuation of the West's present policy on the other hand, far from solving Kosovo's problems, will only make them--and those of the whole Balkan region--far more lethally insoluble in the future.
Advocates of a permanent international court to try perpetrators of war crimes and other "crimes against humanity" achieved a major success in July 1997.