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American Jihad

Al-Qaeda has accomplished the unthinkable: establishing an embryonic recruitment, radicalization and operational capacity on our shores. Our current strategy risks another 9/11.

Principles and Interests

In a volatile region of the world like South Asia, principled realism, not sloganeering, should guide U.S. policy.

A Difficult Country: Pakistan and the Case for Developmental Realism

There are no textbook solutions for the problems of a country like Pakistan--but a creative approach can go a long way.

Whither Kazakhstan?

The Specter of a "Colored Revolution"Kazakhstan's scheduled December 4, 2005 presidential election brings two major questions into focus for this Central Asian state.

Fall 2005 Asia Supplement: China's Disease Cauldron

China's reaction to the outbreak of influenza on the mainland will affect more than just the health of its citizens.

Kings of the East

Bush's realist head and voter's evangelical hearts are taking him in two different directions on China.


The Sodomy Trial of Anwar Ibrahim

The trial of Anwar Ibrahim threatens to tear apart Malaysia's much-needed opposition movement.

Holier Than Thou

Islamic governments need to respect religious liberty at home before lecturing the West about intolerance.

Pyramid Schemes

Obama’s speech in Cairo will only lend credibility to a dictatorial regime and hamper his quest for a fresh start with the Muslim world.

Books & Reviews

Qutb and the Jews

The conventional wisdom says Sayyid Qutb is the forefather of modern-day Islamic fundamentalism. What is less known is how the thinker's intense anti-Semitism and contempt for female sexuality contributed to this vulgar worldview.

Zakaria's Complaint

It's a mistake, argues Fareed Zakaria, to conflate constitutional liberalism with democracy. It's a mistake, says Thomas Carothers, to exaggerate the extent to which that mistake actually characterizes U.S. policy.

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