Winter 2001-2002


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Reviews and Essays

Cyprus: The Predictable Crisis

The EU's determination to invite Cyprus into the Union in December 2002 represents a crisis-in-the-making. It's not too soon for Washington to begin work to head it off.

Henri J. BarkeyPhilip H. Gordon

Echoes from the Barbary Coast

America's war against the Barbary pirates 200 years ago bears similarities--and lessons--for the present war against terrorism.

Rand H. Fishbein

A Whole New World?

The United States in moving inexorably toward closer political and economic association with Latin America. A quartet of recent books helps us plan the journey.

William J. Perry

The Law at War: How Osama Slipped Away

Five and a half years ago, Osama bin Laden nearly fell into U.S. custody--until the Clinton Administration began to think like his defense attorney.

Ruth Wedgwood

Tightening the Screws

Staunching the flow of funds to terrorist organizations take more than issuing exective orders. An inside look at a broken process, and how to fix it.

Peter L. Fitzgerald

Meaning Well

Maximilian II managed to be both ahead of his time and behind it simultaneously. His life warns us against allowing ourselves to fall into a similar predicament.

Curtains for the Ba'ath

The Ba'athi regime of Iraq has got to go, and the United States needs to force the issue before it is too late.

Michael Eisenstadt

Retail Diplomacy

The successful U.S. campaign to convince 188 other nations to cut its annual dues obligation provides a model for success in other multilateral negotiations.

Suzanne Nossel

The Four Schoolmasters

Walter Russell Mead's new book deploys the ideas and heirs of Hamilton, Wilson, Jefferson and Jackson to illuminate the future of U.S. foreign policy.

Odom's Russia: A Forum

Seven seasoned observers react to William Odom's interpretation of post-Soviet Russian reality, and Odom replies.

Martin MaliaJack Matlock, Jr.Jerry HoughGeoffrey HoskingAlexey PushkovRobert LegvoldHenry TrofimenkoWilliam E. Odom