Americas

The Cuba In Our Mind

Castro has never seemed more firmly ensconced in power. Those who have been bold enough over the years to declare themselves his enemies are now dead, in exile, in jail, or cowering in fear of arrest.

Mark Falcoff

A Tired Anarchy

Russia, for our officials and foreign policy leaders, is an increasingly scary and strange place. We don't seem to know where we are or what we are doing.

Charles H. Fairbanks

A State of Mind

It is now possible to discuss the domestic political scene very adequately with no, or only the most cursory, reference to foreign policy.

Owen Harries

Preserving the Well-Bred Horse

Skepticism ought to greet the revelation that the American military establishment has uncovered a new Rosetta Stone that bids fair to transform the subject of their profession.

Andrew J. Bacevich

No End of a Lesson

Should American military leaders devote themselves to controlling the chaos let loose by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, or should they prepare for larger and longer term threats?

Thomas Donnelly

The Op-Ed History of America

Many American policymakers and scholars believe they have learned the lessons of nineteenth and twentieth-century history for U.S. foreign policy. Three such "lessons" dominate discussion: the Lesson of American Development; the Lesson of the Pax

Michael Lind

Wyatt Usurped

It is hard now for any director to have as foursquare a vision of civilization as John Ford did. Many contemporary directors have tried to revive the Western but they tend to get whipsawed by conflicting cultural vectors.

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