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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.

Berlin's Russia Challenge

The EU’s policy incoherence toward Russia compromises Europe’s energy security.

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.


A New Declaration of Interdependence

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

The Continent without a Military

Europe has given up on defending itself.

The Pirate Party Rises

The young party is poised to be the new durable European protest movement. The Greens have competition.


Don't Blacklist Russia

Isolating Russia over human-rights concerns will only backfire. And it's not like America's record has been stellar over the last decade, either.

Books & Reviews

I Say NATO, You Say No NATO

Will France call the whole thing off?

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

Davos Man Meets Homo Balcanicus

Sumantra Bose, Bosnia After Dayton: Nationalist Partition and International Intervention (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), 352 pp.

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April 17, 2014