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Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

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...

A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Houghton Mifflin. 523 pp. $27.00 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s autobiography covers only the first...

Deliver Us From Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords, and a World of Endless Conflict by William Shawcross Simon & Schuster. 416 pp. $27.50 The British journalist William Shawcross, like many...

A World Transformed by George Bush and Brent Scowcroft Knopf. 568 pp. $30.00 A smart President chooses his successors wisely. As the Clinton administration flails amid the unraveling...

It was major news when India and Pakistan conducted underground nuclear tests in early May; it should not have been. At least twenty countries, in...

For citizens of the world’s most powerful democracy, it ought to be a source of satisfaction, and even of pride, that peoples all over the...

In the six years following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war, the United States has dispatched troops to...

In an article that appeared in these pages seven years ago, Owen Harries, the editor of the quarterly National Interest, predicted that if the United...

Future historians will record—perhaps in astonishment—that the demise of the Soviet Union ushered in an era of American worldwide engagement and armed intervention unprecedented in...

Global Mission Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America’s Destiny. by Joshua Muravchik. American Enterprise Institute. 259 pp. $22.95. Five years ago, a book like Joshua Muravchik’s powerful and well-argued call for...

In Washington every decision made, every word spoken, every scandal uncovered, occurs in the context of a perpetual political struggle among the parties, the ideologies,...

Critics of Ronald Reagan argue that American influence is now on the wane in Latin America—as indeed it is—because the Reagan administration was too interventionist,...