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Aaron L. Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg

Though our leaders are loath to admit it, the United States is almost two decades into what is likely to prove a protracted geopolitical rivalry...

America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama Yale. 240 pp. $25.00 In 1989 Francis Fukuyama wrote an article, “The End of History?,”...

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

Since 9/11, the “Bush Doctrine” label has been applied to various aspects of administration policy, from the President’s initial “with us or against us” warning...

Over the course of the next several decades there is a good chance that the United States will find itself engaged in an open and...

Over the past decade, the American foreign-policy establishment has been preoccupied above all with the aftereffects of the collapse of the Soviet empire in Europe....

Reflections on a Ravaged Century by Robert Conquest Norton. 317 pp. $26.95 The century just past was, by all accounts, the bloodiest in human history. Scholars differ over...

A little less than four years ago, a high-ranking Chinese officer issued a thinly veiled threat to the United States. In a conversation with a...

Who Speaks for America? Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy by Eric Alterman Cornell. 224 pp. $25.00 In 1992, Eric Alterman, then a left-wing scourge of right-wing pundits,...

Not long after Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993, his Under Secretary of State, Peter Tarnoff, articulated a new direction for American foreign policy. In...

Promised Land, Crusader State by Walter A. McDougall Houghton Mifflin. 286 pp. $26.00 We Americans do not have a very long history, but we make ample use of...

Ancient Wisdom, Modern War On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace. by Donald Kagan. Doubleday. 606 pp. $30.00. Pity the poor statesman who turns for help...