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A User's Guide to the Century

Jeffrey Sachs explains why the new world order of the twenty-first century is crisis-prone.

The Bell Tolls for NATO

NATO is in a struggle for its life, and Afghanistan just may deliver the fatal blow.

No Free Lunch

America needs to start facing hard economic choices.

Mid-Life Crisis?

The OSCE is not a relic of the Cold War. Instead, it may be the only body that can tackle problems across Eurasia.

Israel in NATO?

Such a proposal brings as many complications as it does benefits.

Transatlantic Troubles

America need not restore the bygone, comprehensive relationship with Europe to achieve its purposes.


Crisis in the EU

There are very real problems with the European project, but the eurozone isn’t going anywhere.

Teutons in Charge

Germany—not America—will determine whether the world avoids further economic collapse.

Needy Nations

Biden should have toldUkraine andGeorgia to take their pleas for NATO membership to France and Germany.


The China Syndrome

After putting curbs on its rare earth minerals, Beijing has raised doubts about its self-proclaimed peaceful intentions: Is China the next Wilhelmine Germany?

Books & Reviews

I Say NATO, You Say No NATO

Will France call the whole thing off?

Beyond the Illusions

Wishful thinking is preventing the formation of a responsible American foreign-policy strategy.

Books: Some Unconventional Wisdom

A review of The J Curve by Ian Bremmer and Winning the Un-War by Charles Peña.  Two authors turn their critical, discerning eye on the foibles of U.S. counter-terror and nation-building strategy. Just one offers a constructive course

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April 17, 2014