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Charles de Gaulle

Designated Driver Diplomacy

Tory leader David Cameron has outlined a striking new vision for the Anglo-American partnership—with Britain in the role of the "skeptical friend."

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.

The Democratic Imperative

The world's democrats have joined forces, to the benefit of all involved.

The Dating Game

American is playing matchmaker to Turkey and the EU. It had better work. A broken engagement could mean a clash of civilizations.

Quarterly: Moscow Nights, Eurasian Dreams

While America deploys in Eurasia to fight an abstract proper noun, Moscow seeks to reconstitute its influence on the ground.

A Choice of Europes

European security can best be bolstered through structures that embody both the West's ideals and geopolitical realities.


France Isn't Aiming for Nuclear Zero

Despite broad cuts elsewhere, a new French defense white paper affirms the role of a modernized deterrent force.

How to Go Gold

Is it time to turn back?

The Growing EU-UK Gulf

David Cameron isn't just securing his right flank.


The Rough Road to Negotiations in Afghanistan

Peace talks with the Taliban won't be easy, but they are desperately needed to end a war that is hurting all sides.

Books & Reviews

I Say NATO, You Say No NATO

Will France call the whole thing off?

The Best Defense

Can John Mearsheimer's analysis of "offensive realism" explain or guide U.S. foreign policy? Better, perhaps, than the author realizes.

The Many Faces of Mitterand

Vichy functionary, socialist politician, conservative president--the story of an amazingly adaptable Frenchman.

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April 17, 2014