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The Last Temptation of Risk

Eichengreen explains the origins of the economic crisis.

War From Cyberspace

As Obama appoints Howard A. Schmidt to a new cybersecurity post, former cyberczar Richard Clarke shows America is the most vulnerable country in the world.

The Kremlin Begs To Differ

One doesn’t need to be a Russian domestic radical or a foreign Russophobe to see major flaws in the way Russia is ruled. The population, however, is satisfied with the status quo...for now.

Fatah Resurrected

Abbas sits atop a newly invigorated Palestinian Authority; the West Bank is completely secure. They want peace but will adopt a one-state solution if Netanyahu turns his back on Palestinian progress. Israel must act now.

Death Cometh for the Greenback

America’s debt is ballooning. Runaway inflation threatens our creditors. Faith in the almighty dollar is wavering. Soon a global reserve, complete with its own currency, will land the final blow against the dollar. But contrary to popular opinion,

Shades of Abu Ghraib

The grisly subject of torture is back with us again. A look back at the dark days of de Gaulle's struggle to hold onto Algeria reveals consequences that echo loudly in our newest fight to retain what it means to be civilized.

Commentary

Terror in the Balkans

Forget whatever flavor of the month is making headlines in the Balkans. Guess where the perpetrators of nearly every terrorist plot of the last twenty years got their start?

Bosnian Lessons

What are the prospects for success in Iraq and Afghanistan? Our nation-building record in Bosnia and Kosovo isn’t encouraging.

Departing Europe

Rather than whining about the Continent’s military spending, the United States should allow the Europeans to bear the consequences of their actions. That means leaving NATO to the Europeans.

Books & Reviews

Davos Man Meets Homo Balcanicus

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

Meaning Well

Maximilian II managed to be both ahead of his time and behind it simultaneously. His life warns us against allowing ourselves to fall into a similar predicament.

Banal and Dubious

Pedestrian books can sometimes serve salutary purposes.

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April 17, 2014