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    • Op-Ed

    In the Mirror of Europe: The Perils of American Nationalism

    • Anatol Lieven
    • March 01, 2004
    • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    One way of looking at the United States today is as a European state that has avoided the catastrophes nationalism brought upon Europe in the twentieth century, and whose nationalism therefore retains some of the power, intensity, bellicosity, and self-absorption that European nationalisms have had kicked out of them by history.

    • Event

    Struggle for Power in Iran

    Democracy and Rule of Law Project discusses the implications of political turmoil in Iran. Audio from this event is available shortly.

    • Op-Ed

    Trouble in Taiwan

    Beijing would ultimately rather confront the United States rather than permit Taiwanese independence; an expression of democratic self-determination is insufficient to establish territorial sovereignty; and it is not necessarily immoral, or fundamentally contrary to U.S. interests, to oppose any manifestation of democracy in Taiwan. Accordingly, it is prudent to maintain the status quo.

    • Op-Ed

    Right War for the Right Reasons

    • Robert Kagan, William Kristol
    • February 23, 2004
    • Weekly Standard

    With all the turmoil surrounding the failure to find stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons in Iraq, it is time to return to first principles, and to ask the question: Was it right to go to war?

    • Op-Ed

    Haiti offers nation-building lessons — should U.S. leaders care enough to look

    There are lessons in Haiti's collapse that seem starkly relevant to the "larger" foreign-policy issues of our day, particularly postwar Iraq and Afghanistan. These lessons should reduce partisan finger-pointing and remind us that the secret to success in U.S. overseas interventions is mustering the will to stay until the job is done right.

    • Paper

    Women's Rights and Democracy in the Arab World

    • Event

    Current Challenges of Russian Domestic and Foreign Policy

    The coming years will witness the creation of new political structures and parties on the liberal and leftist flanks in Russia. A "total re-arranging of the old political blocs" is in progress. Expelling Russia from international groups such as the G-8 to encourage domestic change is a bad idea, because "totalitarian, authoritarian regimes flourish in isolation."

    • Event

    States at Risk—Stabilization and State-Building by External Intervention

    A working group of government officials, scholars, and representatives from international organizations discuss the causes, implications, and potential responses to state failure.

    • Op-Ed

    China's Ruling Party Can't Have It All

    • Article

    The Wen Jiabao Visit: Key Issues for the US and China

    It is unlikely that the meeting between Wen Jiabao and George Bush will result in any drastic changes in either country's policies. Nonetheless, it will provide a valuable opportunity for the two leaders to clarify their respective positions and hopefully bridge some of the differences that exist on key issues between China and the United States.

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