China: Getting the Questions Right

The usual questions about the China threat are increasingly unproductive. The authors suggest some new ones of their own.

Richard K. BettsThomas J. Christensen

Jumping to Confusions

The fall of Milosevic does not vindicate U.S. Balkans policy, and the violence in Israel does not prove Oslo was doomed to fail.

Adam Garfinkle

Nasty Little Wars

Ask the Chechen fighters--the future of war is nasty, brutish and anything but short.

Anatol Lieven

The Gap

The directors of an ambitious project on civil-military relations detail their findings and plumb the divide between soldiers and civilians.

Peter D. FeaverRichard H. Kohn

Why the Gap Matters

Bridging the gap between military officers and their civilian counterparts will be no easy task. Yet the stakes are too high to comtemplate failure.

Eliot A. Cohen

The French Position

The French, believe it or not, have their reasons for being so quarrelsome with the United States.

Philip H. Gordon

Talking Turkey

Europe has long viewed Turkey as a parent would a troubled stepchild. But a vibrant and increasingly powerful Turkey is making such an attitude absurd--and dangerous.

Norman Stone

Living With Russia

When dealing with a sick bear, coddling will not suffice. Before it can be fully accepted by the West, Russia must give up its imperial pretensions.

Zbigniew Brzezinski