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How the West Was Spun

Christopher Coker's Twilight of the West looks at present geopolitical trends and predicts the West's dissolution; David Gress, in From Plato to Nato, sees them as yet another episode in the long struggle between the mainstream W

Wye Gamble?

Wye's fate will be more important to American interests than Oslo ever was.

Adam Garfinkle

Russia's Crisis, America's Complicity

The appointment of the Primakov government in September reflects profound changes in Russian politics, some of which have serious implications for the United States.

Dimitri K. Simes

Can Japan Come Back?

Japan can and will rise again. The real questions are when it will do so, and how much more damage it will sustain in the meantime.

Peter Hartcher

Foreign Policy and Domestic Scandal

Nixon's extreme case illustrates the variety of potential problems that can arise in a scandal-weakened presidency. President Clinton seems to have dodged the bullet on the face of it; the November 3 election results demonstrated his remarkable po

Peter W. Rodman

Courting Danger

Advocates of a permanent international court to try perpetrators of war crimes and other "crimes against humanity" achieved a major success in July 1997.

John R. Bolton

Kosovo: Only Independence Will Work

The continuation of the West's present policy on the other hand, far from solving Kosovo's problems, will only make them--and those of the whole Balkan region--far more lethally insoluble in the future.

Noel Malcolm

Unusually, the French are Happy

Lionel Jospin told a group of foreigners last summer that "it is a sociological fact that the French are always discontented with how they are governed." Yet polls show the French feel prosperous and confident in the future.

William Pfaff

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