Global Governance

Don't Isolate Us: A Russian View of NATO Expansion

There was and is a wide consensus within the Russian political establishment that NATO expansion contradicts basic Russian national interests. The few dissenting voices in the Russian media and academic circles are marginal.

Alexey Pushkov

Dayton, Bosnia, and the Limits of Law

The Dayton Accord presumes that the UNSC has the legal authority to act in cases of internal conflict and that the international legal order of separate states allows a community of nations to enforce international law.

Alfred P. Rubin

NATO Enlargement: What's the Rush?

Temporizing is not always a good idea, but neither is impetuousness, and it is nothing other than impetuous to end the NATO enlargement debate prematurely, to decide such an important issue before its time.

Adam Garfinkle

Right the First Time

Michael Mandelbaum, The Dawn of Peace in Europe (New York: Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1996)"We must fulfill the promise of our time: an undivided Europe of free nations.

Strategy Creep in the Balkans: Up To Our Knees and Advancing

Bosnia and the rest of the Balkans are Europe's hangnail, not its heart. Developments there may be disgusting and tragic, but they have meager potential to disrupt even the European, much less the global, strategic environment.

Ted Galen CarpenterAmos Perlmutter

Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech

The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.

Spencer Warren

Into the Shooting Gallery

Putting NATO at risk in order to carry out a dubious mission in Bosnia, for the sake of repaired reputation and not real interests, constitutes a political gamble of the first order.

Adam Garfinkle

A Modest Proposal: Southern Africa and the World Bank

Given the dramatic turn-around South Africa has experienced in the last few years, it would be appropriate for the World Bank to choose the southern African development community as a privatization model.

Anthony Fleischer

Foreign Policy by Posse

There is increasing consideration of (and, in some quarters, consternation about) what might be dubbed "the new unilateralism," the practice of the United States going it alone in the world. It merits attention.

Richard N. Haass

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