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January 1, 1997

Conflict Prevention
The World and Yugoslavia's Wars

Read an excerpt of The World and Yugoslavia's Wars. What role did outside powers play in the dissolution of Yugoslavia and in the wars that wracked that once-stable country? Why did the victors in…

July 1, 1998

State and Local Governments
The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs. Throughout much of the world, two seemingly paradoxical trends are occurring simultaneously. Countries…

April 1, 1999

Indonesia
The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia

Indonesia has entered a period of turmoil and change far greater than at any time since former President Suharto took power more than three decades ago. Reeling from the economic crisis that swept th…

March 1, 1999

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Alliance

During the Cold War, the U.S.-Japan alliance was at the core of the American presence, power, and prestige in the Asia-Pacific region. When the Cold War ended, many questioned whether the alliance wo…

December 1, 1998

International Organizations
The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur

Richard N. Haass provides clear, practical guidelines for setting goals and translating goals into results in complex, unruly organizations.

August 10, 1999

Defense and Security
Arming the Future

The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex: procurement spending dropped by more than 60 percent in a decade and the export market imploded. In Arming the F…

September 12, 2000

Russia
Russian Nationalism Since 1856

Many scholars and analysts see Russian nationalism as a dangerous force, but is widespread concern about the malevolent effects of Russian nationalism—especially on foreign policy—justified? What is …

February 1, 2001

Defense Technology
The Price of Dominance

President George W. Bush made clear early in his first term his intention to deploy a national missile defense as soon as possible to counter the growing threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). …

April 1, 1996

Global
The Vulnerability of Empire

"Why do states sometimes adopt prudent policies in response to power shifts in the international system, while at other times they engage in imprudent and, ultimately, self-defeating behavior? . . . …

October 1, 2001

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Megawatts and Megatons

For nearly sixty years the menace of nuclear war has hung over humanity, while at the same time the promise of nuclear energy has enticed us. In Megawatts and Megatons, two of the world's most eminent physicists, Georges Charpak and Richard L. Garwin, assess with consummate authority the benefits of nuclear energy and the dangers of nuclear weaponry.