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A New Forum for Peace

A proposal for transforming the six-party talks on North Korea into a security system for northeast Asia.

The Freedom Crusade, Revisited

Leslie H. Gelb, Daniel Pipes, Robert W. Merry and Joseph S. Nye offer their reactions to Robert W. Tucker and David Hendrickson on the Bush Doctrine.

The Business of Insurgency

In Iraq, crime does pay. The insurgency is about more than just politics or ethnicity.

Assessing the China Threat

Does China's military really threaten America's position in Asia? Not yet, but it still must be taken seriously.

China's Rise, Asia's Dilemma

America's Asian allies don't always share our assessments of China. We shouldn't make them choose between Washington and Beijing.


Staying on the Job?

America’s problems will not go away after the election. The winner in November should consider keeping Robert Gates on to help with the transition.

Reagan Plagiarized

The road to the White House is paved with Reagan intentions. But very little Reagan action. Why the pundits and the presidential candidates are getting it wrong.

Whose Reagan?

"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr.

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.

The Bureaucrat Spy, Review of Robert M. Gates' From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

Robert M. Gates entered CIA toward the end of its best years, and the history he recounts of the ensuing twenty-odd years is strewn with untidy crises and a mix of CIA successes and disasters, brilliant insights, and woeful miscalls. Gates describ

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April 18, 2014