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Ennui Becomes Us

Chaos and randomness abound. The increasing disorder of our world will lead to a sort of global ennui mixed with a disturbingly large dose of individual extremism and dogmatic posturing by states.

Voting Blind

John McCain and Barack Obama are busily offering foreign-policy platitudes on the campaign trail, mostly about spreading freedom, working with allies and hunting down terrorists. But what exactly would they do if elected? Digging ourselves out of

Conflicts Without Borders

How to contain the virus of ethnic conflict.

Staying Alive

Is a state by any other name still a state? Nations’ risky operations to maintain de facto status.

A Realist Symposium: Partisans Reviewed

Responding to Dimitri K. Simes’s assertion that we aren’t having a real debate over foreign policy, Derek Chollet argues the Democrats are providing genuine alternatives; Grover G. Norquist looks at the structural reasons inhibiting both parties f

Appetite for Construction

Nation-building always looks so easy on paper. Time to let reality be a harsh teacher.

Liberté, Fraternité . . . Modernité?

As part of a new series expressing the views of foreign policy thinkers around the world, France's new president discusses Franco-American relations, the European Union's future and the Middle East.

Notes from the Balkans

The United States should not balk at getting more deeply involved in the volatile Balkans: a well-crafted foreign policy could yield real results.

Protecting Kosovo at the Expense of New York

In his blog Subjective Evaluation, Dimitri K. Simes disputes former President Clinton's assertion that his administration

China's Yugoslav Nightmare

Kosovo may be far far away from China-but its fate is on Beijing's mind.

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April 19, 2014