Academia Articles

Judging Nazism and Communism

Judging between the totalitarian evils of the 20th century need not wait for a more balanced historiography; alas, the long farewell is not quite over.

The Impossible Imperative? Conjuring Arab Democracy

Arab democracy is no oxymoron, but expecting it in time to remedy our 9/11 problem is unrealistic.

Waltzing to Armageddon?

A new edition of a well-known book on nuclear proliferation retains its rationalist fallacies.

Our Other Korea Problem

The real threat to America's position in Korea doesn't emanate only from Pyongyang: How the "sunshine policy" could foreshadow the sunset of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

Fate and Freedom in History

The historical revisionists of the Sixties have been the last to adapt to the end of the Cold War: case in point, Eric Foner.

The Ground and Nature of Human Rights: Another Round

The true source of human rights in dispute--the debate continues.

Advisors, Czars and Councils: Organizing for Homeland Security

The task of homeland security is too important to trust to schemes for organizational centralization.

Quarterly: Moscow Nights, Eurasian Dreams

While America deploys in Eurasia to fight an abstract proper noun, Moscow seeks to reconstitute its influence on the ground.

All That NATO Can Be: To Prague and Beyond

An unflinching look at the realities of Mitteleuropa, before NATO's second-round expansion summit in November.

After Guantanamo

Those who would recast the laws of war as international human rights norms are distorting sound precedent, and making big trouble.

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April 25, 2014