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Eliot A. Cohen

Eliot A. Cohen

Eliot A. Cohen is the Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

I have never understood the supposed novelty of the Bush Doctrine. The right to preemption is inherent in the functioning of a more or less...

Great struggles leave their marks on the institutions that wage them.   The ambience of the cold war saturated every element of our defense establishment, including the...

As I write in early October, war may well lie before us in the Persian Gulf. Even the most sanguine administration officials concede that Iraq...

Arik Warrior: The Autobiography of Ariel Sharon. by Ariel Sharon with David Chanoff. Simon & Schuster. 571 pp. $24.95. One comes to this book with many suspicions. Ariel Sharon,...

The Dark Art Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA. by Edward Jay Epstein. Simon & Schuster. 336 pp. $19.95. Deception is a seductive subject, as...

The Pollard Case Territory of Lies: The Exclusive Story of Jonathan Jay Pollard, the American Who Spied on His Country for Israel—And How He Was Betrayed. by...

Paradox in War Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace. by Edward N. Luttwak. Harvard University Press. 283 pp. $20.00. Among civilian defense analysts, Edward Luttwak has no peer....

Nearly half a century ago Winston Churchill rallied the people of Great Britain with words that have not lost the power to make the pulse...

World Struggle Game Plan: A Geostrategic Framework for the Conduct of the U.S.-Soviet Contest. by Zebigniew Brzezinski. Atlantic Monthly Press. 288 pp. $18.95. This reviewer must confess to having...

For an American to suggest that we should investigate our strategic interest in Europe can sound positively subversive—tantamount to repudiating our commitment to Europe altogether,...

A complete and satisfying history of Israel’s war in Lebanon, “Operation Peace for Galilee,” will not come into our hands for many years. The archives...