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New History
What Was the Cold War?

Odd Arne Westad’s near-definitive account of the Cold War gets the big things right.

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The Six-Day War
1967’s Gift to America

The importance of Israeli regional military supremacy to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Globalization
The Iceberg Cometh

It’s a new convergence of the twain: The iceberg of anti-globalism approaches the ship of Western democracy.

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Thrillers
The Way We Live Now

George Walden’s “Tony Underwood” trilogy reveals truths only fiction can tell.

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2017
A New American Foreign Policy?

President Trump could upend the role the U.S. has played in international affairs since World War II.

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Superpower
Foreign Policy as Social Work 2.0

Just how doomed were U.S. attempts at nation-building after the Cold War?

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Economic History
The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

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The Fractured Future
America in a New World

The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will pose a unique challenge when it comes to coalition management.

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The Obama Doctrine: Responses
A Close Reading

If history is to continue to bend in the direction President Obama favors, it will need ongoing assistance from the United States.

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Culture in America
The Meaning of the Super Bowl

In the age of drones, football is war between individual men.

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