Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?
Despite poor reviews from most historians, Silent Cal presided over a robust economy, surpluses, serious reductions in the national debt and generally very good times.
Yes, the Soviets really were that bad.
Tom Ricks thinks we don’t make generals like we used to. He may be right.
Why has there been no World War III? A new tome probes the Cold War policy most relevant to this puzzle—Eisenhower’s doctrine of “massive retaliation” threatening a nuclear response against conventional threats.
Has Israel’s military elite distorted Israeli politics—and rendered peace impossible—through its aggressive view of the world?
From his mercurial personality to his delusions of aptitude in the political realm to his catastrophic diplomatic appointment, a new book provides a thorough account of Kennedy’s life and all of its many highs and lows.
Two recent books explore the enduring dichotomy between diplomats and soldiers and pose questions for the future of effective diplomacy.
Before America’s Vietnam experience, there was the French ordeal there from the end of World War II to the utter humiliation at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Fredrik Logevall chronicles this powerful history in his Embers of War.
The newsmagazine world has been turned on its head. Yet one weekly publication, The Economist, is arguably more prestigious than at any time in its 169-year history. This content analysis helps explain why.