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Reagan Doctrine

Remembering the Future

Taking seriously the admonition that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

India: Relevant at Last?

The achievement of independence by the Indian subcontinent marked the effective end of the age of European imperialism.

One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History

TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

The Man Who Changed the Game Plan

I am going to talk about how Ronald Reagan and his team--a team widely characterized at the time, both here and abroad, as a group of inexperienced and impractical right-wing ideologues and fanatics--prevailed in the Cold War.


Obama Doctrine, Reagan Doctrine

The two presidents take a very similar approach to intervention.

Ronnie Turns One Hundred

A distorted Reagan legacy is all the vogue these days.  But the Gipper was never a neocon. 


Reagan Doctrine Redux?

Obama is following in Reagan's footsteps. Whether that's a good thing remains to be seen.

Books & Reviews

Books and Reviews: A Uniter, Not a Decider

Jacob Heilbrunn analyzes a spate of recent Reagan biographies, which demonstrate that neither George W. Bush nor any of the presidential candidates can lay claim to Reagan's unique legacy.

Making Lemonade

The Bush administration assumed that the Sandinistas would win in Nicaragua, writes Robert Kagan in his massive study of the Nicaraguan drama.

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April 16, 2014