The most likely setting for the world's first nuclear war, observers generally agree, is South Asia.
The appearance of an independent Ukraine is one of the most dramatic aspects of the new political geography of Europe. This book examines the importance of an independent and stable Ukraine for the future stability of Europe.
The end of the Cold War has brought no mere adjustment among states but a novel redistribution of power among states, markets, and civil society. National governments are not simply losing autonomy in a globalizing economy. They are sharing powers with businesses, with international organizations, and with a multitude of citizens groups, known as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The Chinese leadership views the world today in much the same way Kaiser Wilhelm II did a century ago: The present world order serves the needs of the United States and its allies, which constructed it. And it is poorly suited to the needs of a Chinese dictatorship trying to maintain power at home and increase its clout abroad.
Since 1989, the US sponsored a wide array of assistance programs aimed at helping the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union transition to capitalism and democracy. The worrying trend away from market reforms and liberal democracy in a number of countries of the region has fueled debate as to whether the assistance effort has fallen short and, if so, why.
The author clarifies the sources of Western concepts of citizenship, from the ancient Greeks to modern social democrats: where they came from, how they evolved, and where they tend to lead. Into this concise historical account he weaves a profound critical analysis of the contrasting values embodied in different approaches to civic membership.
Drawing on extensive, high-level discussions throughout the region, the Commission investigates the causes of the Balkan conflicts in the 1990s and provides an independent assessment of the European, American, and UN responses.
Japan's policy of basing its nuclear power program on reprocessed plutonium has aroused widespread suspicion, especially in neighboring East Asian countries, that Japan is secretly planning to develop nuclear weapons.