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Transforming the Military
Claims that defense doesn't need more money; it needs to reallocate resources. As it stands, the United States is paying more for a military that can do less. By William E. Odom. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1... Read More...

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Two Cheers for Clinton's Foreign Policy
Positive analysis of Clinton Administration foreign policy. By Stephen M. Walt. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2000, $) Read More...

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U.S.-Egyptian Relations and the Future of the Peace Process
Synopsis of discussion with H.E. M. Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the United States. (Nixon Center, 4/6/2000) Read More...

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Virtual Defense
The United States may be an uncontested military superpower, but it remains defenseless against a new mode of attack: information warfare. By James Adams. (Foreign Affairs, 5/1/2001, $) Read More...

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War Logs On: Girding America for Computer Combat
In Kosovo, America stumbled into the age of computer warfare. Now Washington must think hard about how to attack its foes' electronic networks and defend its own. By Bruce D. Berkowitz. (Foreign Affa... Read More...

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When Soldiers Become Cops
Rather than avoid peacekeeping entirely, the U.S. government ends up sending in elite military units that get bogged down for years. Developing a constabulary force would be a better answer. By Rachel... Read More...

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Dire Strait: The Risks On Taiwan
Discusses Taiwan's presidential race and the ramifications for the U.S. and Chinese relations. By Kenneth Lieberthal. (Washington Post, 1/8/2003) Read More...

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Differentiated Containment
The Clinton administration should employ a more nuanced approach to the Persian Gulf, keeping the straitjacket on Saddam while seeking improved relations with Iran. By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowc... Read More...

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Diplomacy Without Diplomats?
America could have had a foreign service second to none. But Washington could not accept any such rigorously selective and nonpolitical corps. And with the diffusion of authority around the globe, man... Read More...

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Does the CIA Still Have a Role?
Argues that the benefits gained by fielding a worldwide team of secret agents are not worth the exorbitant cost. The CIA should stick to its strengths: analysis for policymakers and high-tech surveil... Read More...

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Getting U.S.-Peru Relations Back on the Right Track
As Peru strives to rebuild its political, civil, and economic institutions in a troubled international environment, U.S. diplomacy requires a more comprehensive approach that counter-narcotics alone. ... Read More...

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Limited Engagement
America's China policy has drifted for more than a decade, bereft of both goals and domestic support. The United States must move beyond the mantra of engagement. By Bates Gill. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1/... Read More...

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New Friends, New Fears in Central Asia
To wage its war in Afghanistan, the Bush administration needed Uzbekistan's help -- and promised a lot to get it. But Washington must not let this short-term marriage of convenience give Uzbekistan lo... Read More...

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Persian Gulf Myths
Washington must hedge against inevitable political change in the region by spreading the burden and the say, reversing arms proliferation, and encouraging the Gulf states to come up with some security... Read More...

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Puerto Rico's Decolonization
Discusses possibility of Puerto Rican statehood. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/1997, $) Read More...

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Redefining the National Interest
NATO's poorly planned adventure in Kosovo has brought a critical question to the fore: just how should Americans define their national interest in the information age? By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.(Foreign Af... Read More...

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Redesigning Foreign Aid
Washington must revamp its approach to aid and address new, urgent priorities: shoring up peacekeeping efforts in such places as the Middle East and the Balkans; easing the transition to globalization... Read More...

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Restructure Aid to Colombia
For U.S. assistance to be truly effective, it must be consistent, comprehensive enough to counter attendant terrorism, and channeled to enable Colombian institutions to bear more of the burden. By Ste... Read More...

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Sanctioning Madness
Sanctions are a huge slice of the U.S. foreign policy pie -- even cities employ them. Policymakers need to think harder before they rush to push the sanctions button. By Richard N. Haass. (Foreign A... Read More...

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Sudan's Perfect War
Only the United States has the power and prestige to help end the violence in Sudan and push for a peace that would be in everyone's interests. By Randolph Martin. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2002, $) Read More...

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Suicide From Fear of Death?
President Bush's case for war on Iraq overlooks a very real danger: if pushed to the wall, Saddam Hussein may resort to using weapons of mass destruction against the United States. By Richard K. Bett... Read More...

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The (Ab)normalization of U.S.-Chinese Relations
Essay on history of U.S. - Chinese Relations. By Patrick Tyler. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/1999, $) Read More...

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The Real Roots of Arab Anti-Americanism
Promoting anti-Americanism is the best way Muslim leaders have found to distract their publics from the real problem: internal mismanagement. New U.S. policies or a PR campaign will not change matters... Read More...

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With A Friend Like Fox
Vincente Fox has abandoned Mexico's tradition of nonintervention, leading his country to deeper involvement throughout the western hemisphere. Mexico's new diplomacy has great potential to improve the... Read More...

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Strengthening the U.S.-Philippine Alliance for Fighting Terrorism
Washington should take advantage of congruent security interests, along with popular support for the U.S. military presence in the Philippines, to rebuild the U.S.-Philippine alliance to meet the need... Read More...

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Overcoming the Stalemate on the Korean Peninsula
The Bush Adminstration policy seeks to create fundamental change in the way the North Koreans interact with the world. President Bush's message: they must learn to play by the rules of the internatio... Read More...

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Responding to the Indo-Pakistani Crisis
Discusses the crises and concludes that a bilateral agreement reached freely by India and Pakistan is the best means to allow the people of Kashmir to live a future in peace. By James Phillips, Jack S... Read More...

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U.S. and Europe: Terrorism and the Middle East
Panel discussion with Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, a member of the conservative CDU party in the German Bundestag and member of the Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Dr. Phillip Gordon, Director o... Read More...

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Homeland Defense: Issues and Challenges
Notes from a Nixon Center event with Warren B. Rudman (Nixon Center, 6/19/2002) Read More...

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The New National Security Strategy: Focus on Failed States
Focuses on the Bush Administration's need to address failed states in its National Security Strategy(NSS). By Susan E. Rice. (Brookings Institute, 2/1/2003) Read More...

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