Winter 2005-2006

The Realist

Jihad, Unintended

To err is human. Not to learn from one's mistakes--and to jeopardize the nation's security in the process--is unforgivable.

Dimitri K. Simes

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Reviews and Essays

The Freedom Crusade, Revisited

Leslie H. Gelb, Daniel Pipes, Robert W. Merry and Joseph S. Nye offer their reactions to Robert W. Tucker and David Hendrickson on the Bush Doctrine.

Leslie H. GelbDaniel PipesRobert W. MerryJoseph S. Nye

A New Forum for Peace

A proposal for transforming the six-party talks on North Korea into a security system for northeast Asia.

Ian BremmerChoi Sung-hongYoriko Kawaguchi

War, Trade and Utopia

Economic interdependence leads to peace, say the globalizers. Think again, and examine the U.S.-Chinese connection.

Barry Lynn

On Leadership

U.S. global leadership depends on policymakers who can make the hard decisions. The Sino-American relationship will be the test.

Maurice R. Greenberg

Prone to Violence

Democracy comes to bring not peace but the sword.

Edward D. MansfieldJack Snyder

Arming Europe

What does consolidation of Europe's defense industry hold for transatlantic cooperation?

Seth G. JonesStephen Larrabee


Too often, the Beltway conventional wisdom emerges without careful scrutiny, before the hard questions have been asked.

Christopher A. PrebleJustin LoganTad Daley

Why Anglos Lead

It's no accident of history that Anglo societies dominate the world order.

Lawrence Mead

Thinking Seriously

America's first energy secretary says we're running out of oil. It is a warning worth heeding.

James Schlesinger


Gingrich and Hyde, UN boosters? What the new realignment means.

Lee Feinstein

Taking Root

It's premature to proclaim the death of Latin American democracy--but the United States still needs to pay more attention to what happens there.

Russell Crandall

Getting to No

The limits of using international organizations to pursue U.S. foreign policy aims.

James M. GoldgeierSteven Weber