Americas

Croesus and Caesar

Those who would compare U.S. and European power by focusing on military capabilities misread history and miss the essence of NATO's genius--and future prospects.

Richard Rosecrance

Continental Divides

It took awhile--more than a dozen years, in point of fact--but the natural tendency in international politics for states to balance against the power of a hegemon has emerged. In western Europe, of all places.

Josef Joffe

An Empire, If You Can Keep It

An empire is functionally distinct from a mere great power. If the United States adopts an imperial vocation, it will need to learn new ways to manage its national security challenges.

Stephen Rosen

Burying Nikita

William Taubman's biography of Chairman Khrushchev combines original research and good sense to produce the best last word so far on the late Soviet leader.

The Unipolar Moment Revisited

As the "unipolar moment" stretches out into an era, its opportunities and vulnerabilities both come clearer a dozen years after its conceptual coinage.

Charles Krauthammer

All the Way

Vladimir Putin's vision of Russia's place in the real new world order offers a prospect of genuine Russian-American alliance. George W. Bush should pursue it.

Robert Legvold

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