The Praetorian Guard
The real civilian-military gap is between the U.S. military's excessive influence and common sense.
China: Getting the Questions Right
The usual questions about the China threat are increasingly unproductive. The authors suggest some new ones of their own.
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.
Nasty Little Wars
Ask the Chechen fighters--the future of war is nasty, brutish and anything but short.
Colombia: Crossing a Dangerous Threshold
America may indeed have a strategic interest in aiding Colombia. But it should not do so without a clear-eyed assessment of a complex situation.
The directors of an ambitious project on civil-military relations detail their findings and plumb the divide between soldiers and civilians.
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.
The French Position
The French, believe it or not, have their reasons for being so quarrelsome with the United States.