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Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

The Freedom Crusade, Revisited

Leslie H. Gelb, Daniel Pipes, Robert W. Merry and Joseph S. Nye offer their reactions to Robert W. Tucker and David Hendrickson on the Bush Doctrine.

The 'Amazing and Mysterious Life' of Ronald Reagan

Mr. Reagan was a simple man with simple straightforward ideas. But he pursued a subtle and complex foreign policy. Maybe we missed something. Where was the rest of him?

Goodbye To Berlin?

A declining Germany gets no respect from Red State America--yet it wants a veto over U.S. policy. Surrendering this conceit is the first step back toward influence.

Franz Josef Clinton

Without realizing it, the United States is taking over the role of the Habsburg Empire in the Balkans, a role that it is ill-equipped to play.

The Future of Intelligence

Within hours of the arrest of CIA officer Aldrich Ames for espionage, unnamed agency officials were telling reporters that Ames was a drunk and a mediocre case officer.

The Culture of War

Books by John Keegan and Bruce Porter attempt to address the broad question of the role of war in history.

Commentary

Loyalty at What Cost?

President George W. Bush’s “full support” of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has implications far beyond the future of the two besieged officials.

Thinking Beyond NATO

The Iraq conflict ignited transatlantic tensions smoldering since the end of the Cold War.

Books & Reviews

Who Won the War?

In the Cold War, Reagan overreached--and hit the mark.

Dreaming Europe in a Wide-Awake World

When it comes to Europe's gilded future, success is always just around the corner. Europeanists need to wake up--or risk being left behind by an unlikely coalition.

Night and Fog

Alan Furst recreates the atmosphere of Europe's second Dark Ages (1933-45) as few others have. Today, Western civilization is again under attack, and Furst can teach us a great deal.

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April 20, 2014