Society

Altitude Sickness

Potted phrases like "ethnic tensions" and "age-old religious differences" bear little relevance to the true causes of mountain conflicts.

S. Frederick Starr

Realism about Russia

Russia is no longer, and will not again soon be, a great power. To treat it like on is in neither America's interest nor Russia's.

William E. Odom

Scathing on Thin Ice

Christopher Hitchens' diatribe against Henry Kissinger should disappoint even the most credulous of the statesman's opponents. Effective polemic this is not.

Bad Statesman, Good Prophet

The shape of the post-Cold War world is not really elusive. It is defined by the Wilsonian triad of democracy, free trade and arms control.

Michael Mandelbaum

Britain and the Intellectuals

A sentiment seems to have prevailed among the scribbling classes that Britain is in a general state of decline--intellectually, socially, morally. It's just not so.

Ferdinand Mount

The Great War: Mystery or Error?

While interesting, recent attempts to make sense of World War I ultimately fail to account for the true cause of both the war and its protraction: German militarism.

Michael Howard

Over and Out

Owen Harries announces his retirement as The National Interest's editor.

Owen Harries

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