Eurasia

Greece: Like Any Other European Country?

Greece is fundamentally a status quo country in part of the world where the status quo is being challenged from many directions. Its future prosperity and security depend on reforms at home and a more prudent diplomacy.

Loukas Tsoukalis

Seeing Russia Plain

Why U.S. intelligence has not performed better with respect to the crime and corruption that have helped frustrate Russia's transition to a stable, free-market democracy.

Fritz W. Ermarth

Paper Bear

Rather surprisingly, William Odom's Collapse of the Soviet Military provides the most comprehensive and serious examination to date of the Soviet military's unexpected passivity during the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Russia's Crisis, America's Complicity

The appointment of the Primakov government in September reflects profound changes in Russian politics, some of which have serious implications for the United States.

Dimitri K. Simes

The Dangers of Expansive Realism

The Clinton administration's conversion from indifference, or even skepticism of NATO, to insistence on NATO expansion was the result of a combination of disparate events and pressures.

Owen Harries

Stalin, An Incompetent Realist

Marxists are not alone in stressing that the wellsprings of a state's foreign policy almost always come from its domestic social, economic, and political systems, a perspective that has been reinforced by the recent arguments.

Being Blunt

The book is a novel, one of several by Mr. Banville, and yet as Knopf's classification suggests (and as it seems, in keeping with the literary rage these days), it is not to be taken as a novel only.

Yeltsin: the Problem, Not the Solution

Too much of Western energy, resources, and political capital has been sunk into schemes whose primary goal is propping up Yeltsin's regime, while not listening to what Russians themselves want and need.

Peter Rutland

The Wild East

Sinking into poverty amid its natural riches, Vladivostok is almost totally controlled by organized crime.

David Satter

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