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March 11, 1990

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Conflicts Unending

Richard N. Haass, senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs, National Security Council, argues that many regional conflicts are simply not ripe for solution and that international mediato…

April 1, 1991

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Congress and Nuclear Weapons

In Congress and Nuclear Weapons, James Lindsay traces the rise of congressional interest in nuclear weapons policy since the 1960s. Combining analyses of committee and floor behavior with case studie…

September 1, 1994

Humanitarian Intervention
Intervention

Questions of when, where, and how the United States should use military force abroad dominated foreign policy discussions during the Cold War and promise to do the same in its aftermath. Richard N. H…

January 1, 1996

Development
India, Pakistan, and the United States

In India, Pakistan, and the United States, Dr. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli points out that the end of the Cold War and the rise of a new generation of Indians and Pakistanis willing to break with the past …

January 1, 1997

Asia
Fires Across the Water

The glittering economic success of the New Asia has a dark side of drug trafficking, illegal migration, labor abuses, and pollution. These so-called "transnational problems" are grabbing headlines an…

August 1, 1994

Politics and Government
Congress and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. He shows how the resurgence of congressional activism marks a return to the patter…

December 1, 1997

United States
U.S. Foreign Policy After the Cold War

The cold war came to a grinding halt during the astounding developments of 1989-1991.The Berlin Wall fell, Eastern European countries freed themselves from Soviet domination, and the Soviet Union its…

July 1, 1998

Europe and Eurasia
Centralization or Fragmentation?

The European Union has shown remarkable resiliency and dynamism over the past decade. Despite the end of the Cold War and the struggle to ratify the Maastricht Treaty, the EU continues its quest to d…

June 1, 1998

United States
The Reluctant Sheriff

It has been several years since the end of the Cold War—and still there is no name for the present era, much less a U.S. foreign policy to replace the obsolete doctrine of containment. The Reluctant …

January 1, 1998

Conflict Prevention
Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action

Read an excerpt of Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action. In 1996, there were violent intrastate conflicts in ninety countries around the world. Governments, international organizations, nong…