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The Three Faces of NATO

One must wonder why, with the end of the cold war, NATO did not dissolve. How do we explain the organization's transformation and vitality at the end of the twentieth century?

Empire Falls

The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.

The Bell Tolls for NATO

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

Beyond American Hegemony

The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.

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.


A New Declaration of Interdependence

A survey of key actors shows readiness for the trade pact with Europe.

Help China Help Europe

Europe needs foreign investment to get going again. Washington must look in all directions for partners.

Europe Renews Austerity Fight

A number of key voices are pushing for relaxed finances and slower structural shifts.


The European Commission's Battle Against Britain

The commission is promoting its own welfare, not Europe's—and doing so at London's expense.

Books & Reviews

America Under the Caesars

Anti-interventionists allege our leaders traded a strong, austere republic for a weak and sprawling empire predicated on a military might that could not match our own ambitions. This narrative negates real threats and real victories.

I Say NATO, You Say No NATO

Will France call the whole thing off?

Remember Prussia?

The improbable ascent, sudden collapse and subsequent re-imagination of Prussia.

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April 16, 2014