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Alexander Gerschenkron

Working Out: A Letter from Sinaloa

Sinaloa's maverick governor and his team have turned a narco-trafficking hellhole into a civic and commercial success. Maybe their formula can be franchised.

End of an Affair?

A tale of Mexican-American romance and disappointment, with proposals preferred to save a friendship.

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.

Sonderweg: The Closing of the German Mind

Germany's September election displayed the effects of its 68ers' "Long March through the institutions." Herewith an assessment and a critique.

The Scandal of U.S.-Saudi Relations

Excessive deference toward Saudi Arabia undermines U.S. national interests, and the basic reason for it is none too pretty.

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.


The Unfinished Revolution: East-Central Europe, Democratization and the Euro-Atlantic Community

On Sunday, February 2, 2003, President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic became a private citizen.

Out With the Old, In with the New?

However undiplomatic it may have been, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's reference to French and German concerns about a possible U.

Somewhere over the Rainbow: Reconsidering the Oil Surplus

 On the Saturday before Christmas, I re-entered the United States and picked up the Friday issue of the Wall Street Journal, among other things, to catch up on the news on the plane from my Port of Entry back to Denver.

Books & Reviews

Contact: The Politics of Migration

Impressive historical scholarship on migration cannot save Professor Hoerder from the miasma of current academic fashions.

Money and Power: Pondering Economic Growth and Decline

A trio of books proposes intriguing reasons for economic growth--national pride, surplus labor and investment security--but none parses the novelty of the virtual state.

Wasserstein's Jerusalem

Discounting the Jewish claim to Jerusalem in the name of evenhandedness is no way to achieve a just settlement.

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April 20, 2014