Rude Awakening

Fouad Ajami's new book argues that the Arabs have defeated themselves by a blind adherence to anachronistic ideologies of self-glorification, both nationalist and Islamist.

Loose Cannon

Whereas the principal aim of American nuclear policy during the Cold War was to deter a strong and aggressive Soviet Union, the nuclear risks we face today stem from Russian weakness.

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

Bruce D. BerkowitzAllan E. Goodman

Faking It and Making It

 There is no substitute for non-proliferation strategies with clear, country-specific objectives.

Henry Sokolski

Rethinking N+1

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

Brad Roberts

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

Robert W. Tucker

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.

C.J. Campbell