Richard K. Betts

Biography

Richard K. Betts is director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.

Recent Posts

Institutional Imperialism

John Ikenberry's latest—Liberal Leviathan—offers a relentless mantra on the merits of the global liberal order while painting over the inherent tension between U.S. power and multilateral cooperation.

The Three Faces of NATO

One must wonder why, with the end of the cold war, NATO did not dissolve. How do we explain the organization's transformation and vitality at the end of the twentieth century?

Richard K. Betts

Revisiting Iran

The United States must find new and innovative ways to avoid the trap of a dead-end policy towards Iran. A roundtable discussion.

Fareed ZakariaCliff KupchanJoel RosenthalGideon RoseRichard K. BettsIan BremmerNikolas K. Gvosdev

The Osirak Fallacy

If a strike on Osirak failed to turn back the clock on Saddam's nuclear program, why would one work for Iran?

Richard K. Betts

China: Getting the Questions Right

The usual questions about the China threat are increasingly unproductive. The authors suggest some new ones of their own.

Richard K. BettsThomas J. Christensen