Richard K. Betts is director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
Richard K. Betts
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?
The United States must find new and innovative ways to avoid the trap of a dead-end policy towards Iran. A roundtable discussion.
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?
The Lesser Evil: The Best Way Out of the Balkans
Unless the United States wants to occupy the Balkans for decades to come, it will have to contemplate withdrawal under imperfect and unappealing circumstances.
China: Getting the Questions Right
The usual questions about the China threat are increasingly unproductive. The authors suggest some new ones of their own.
The Downside of the Cutting Edge
The American military loves organizational tradition at the same time that it hungers for technological progress.