Americas

One Hundred Years of Ambiguity

Cuban independence was granted by the United States rather than earned by the Cubans. A century later, neither side has figured out exactly what Cuban nationalism means.

Irving Louis Horowitz

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

Achieving Oil Security: A Practical Proposal

The key to U.S. energy security does not lie ultimately in the Middle East. Cutting domestic demand is critical to near-term American success--and it can be done without raising taxes.

Martin Feldstein

E Pluribus Confusio

The European Union is unable to achieve a true federal union, yet neither is it likely to fall apart. That leaves its internal incoherence as a long-term problem for the United States.

John Van Oudenaren

Who's Afraid of Mr. Big?

The "soft" nature of America's international primacy has so far dissuaded other nations from forming a military coalition to balance against the United States. But the prospect is not unthinkable.

Josef Joffe

Blair's 'Ethical' Policy

Over four centuries, British foreign policy based on national interest has served the country well. Now its greatest threat may be the moral pretensions of Messrs. Blair and Cook.

Robin Harris

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