Europe on the Brink: Democratic Values and the Single Currency
The EU is not democratic. Neither the EC, nor the Council of Ministers, nor the European Central Bank is democratically accountable; and they cannot be made so, because Europe is not a nation.
The Logic of Covert Action
Because the United States and the Soviet Union are no longer competing in Third World proxy wars, the rationale for most traditional covert action has disappeared. However, new threats such as terrorism and proliferation may sometimes require the
Faking It and Making It
There is no substitute for non-proliferation strategies with clear, country-specific objectives.
Albert Wohlstetter's 1961 "N+1" article reminds us that potential proliferators are not few but many, as most states have been empowered by economic and technical developments to build quickly high-leverage weaponry with impressive strategic reach
The Khatemi Factor: How Much Does It Matter?
Change in Iran is in the air, and it could be dramatic--but this is speculative and both the timetable and the actual policy implications are impossible to specify.
An Inner Circle of One: Woodrow Wilson and His Advisors
Woodrow Wilson's unwillingness to seek advice, his disinclination to hear what was unwelcome to him, and, even more, his penchant for taking an immediate dislike of those who told him what he did not wish to hear, were traits rec
Running Out of Gas
The transition from the era of cheap oil to whatever replaces it will bear with it many grave economic and political consequences.