Security

The Road to Damascus . . .

Itamar Rabinovich's The Brink of Peace is a masterly chronicle of the Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations of 1993-96, in which Israel and Syria--and America--once staked so much hope.

Paper Bear

Rather surprisingly, William Odom's Collapse of the Soviet Military provides the most comprehensive and serious examination to date of the Soviet military's unexpected passivity during the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Wye Gamble?

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

Adam Garfinkle

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

The Cult of Secrecy

Senator Moynihan has expanded his appendix to the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy report into an elegant, quotable, scholarly, and timely book.

Crazy over Cuba

As this important volume demonstrates,  the overriding requirement of the era was not guts but wisdom. On that score, the Kennedys and their lieutenants flunked.

Embassies at Risk

But beyond this business of walls, set-backs, and barbed wire lies a philosophical question: What kind of nation are we? Has America, like Rome, in its declining decades become a garrison state? What is the point of our diplomacy? While the safety

Smith Hempstone

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