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American Maximalism

President Bush's reputation as a radical is exaggerated.  He is following in the footsteps of bold predecessors.  So why is he making such a mess of it?

Borderline Insanity

Compassion and national security often conflict. President Bush's immigration policy, by seeking both, delivers neither.

Thinking Outside the Tank

Policy is only as strong as the thinking behind it. We need new ideas--and institutions--to win the war on terrorism.

Enforcing Nuclear Disarmament

Nigeria, Kazakhstan, the Congo: What do they have in common? All have nuclear reactors with the blessing of the UN. Is this "counter-proliferation" fit for an age of terror.

The Realistic Roosevelt

As president, Teddy Roosevelt was not the Bull Moose of his earlier years. His prudence and respect for the balance of power are a model for any future president.

Exporting Europe's Protectionism

Europe is busy making protectionism a cultural value. And you thought Doha was messy.

The 'Amazing and Mysterious Life' of Ronald Reagan

Mr. Reagan was a simple man with simple straightforward ideas. But he pursued a subtle and complex foreign policy. Maybe we missed something. Where was the rest of him?

Reversing Proliferation

For the first time since Hiroshima, we have the objective conditions for halting and reversing WMD proliferation. All we need is for the great powers to cooperate.

Response: Can NATO Survive Europe?

E. Wayne Merry responds to criticisms of his"Therapy's End" essay (Winter 2003/04).

The Cult of Precaution

The high priests of the European Commission invoke the arcane scripture of the Precautionary Principle to justify their environmental enyclicals--the wages of reason be damned.

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April 20, 2014