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American Credibility in Asia in the Wake of Iraq

The following is a link to an article I just published in the Yomiuri Shimbun on the credibility of the US nuclear deterrent in Asia. Japan is seriously considering developing its own nuclear deterrent in the wake of the North Korean nuclear test last fall. Why does it regard the US nuclear deterrent less credible […]

SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET 1922-2006

Marty Lipset passed away on New Year’s Eve, after a long period of disability following a stroke in 2001. His friends and former colleagues are busy organizing an appropriate memorial service for him in the Washington area, but in the meantime I thought I should say something about what his life and work meant to […]

SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET 1922-2006

Marty Lipset passed away on New Year’s Eve, after a long period of disability following a stroke in 2001. His friends and former colleagues are busy organizing an appropriate memorial service for him in the Washington area, but in the meantime I thought I should say something about what his life and work meant to […]

Is Pelosi Walking a Tightrope over Sugarcandy Mountain?

In George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” Sugarcandy Mountain is a pretend land of sweetness promised to the animals by Moses, a pet raven who belongs to the owner of Manor Farm. The only promise more enticing to the collection of pigs, horses and assorted working animals is the even bigger idea that if the farmer went […]

Democracies of the World, Unite

We need a Concert of Democracies to manage the global politics of the 21st century.

Liar, Liar

Hungary's protests outprice the truth.

The Smiling Coup

Thailand finds itself — and U.S. Policy — in a real mess.

Intifada III

Bloody times ahead, again, for Israel and the Palestinians.

The Failure to Protect

A NATO-led intervention in Darfur is needed, and may be a first step in building a new structure for global security.

Be My Guest Worker?

The new big idea of the "migration-development" nexus sounds too good to be true. That's because it is.

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