SOURCE: Washington Post
by Elena Souris
Historically, a homogenous group of policymakers make innovation less likely.
SOURCE: American Diplomacy
by Alon Ben-Meir
The EU is in a unique position to prevent the outbreak of a war between Israel and Iran that could engulf the Middle East in a war that no one can win.
SOURCE: BBC News
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SOURCE: Washington Post
by John Ermer
It opens the door to increased Russian influence on the island.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by William J. Burns
An American diplomat tells the inside story of Yeltsin, Putin, and opportunities lost.
by Yoav J. Tenembaum
March 1939 was the real turning point in international relations. September 1939 was to be the climax.
Kenneth N. Waltz, a pre-eminent thinker on international relations who was known for his contrarian, debate-provoking ideas, not least his view that stability in the Middle East might be better served if Iran had a nuclear weapon, died on May 12 in Manhattan. He was 88.The cause was complications from pneumonia, said Columbia University, where Mr. Waltz was a senior research scholar.Leslie H. Gelb, emeritus president of the Council on Foreign Relations, characterized Mr. Waltz as one of five “giants” who shaped the study of international relations as a discrete discipline, the others being Hans Morgenthau, Henry A. Kissinger, Samuel P. Huntington and Zbigniew Brzezinski.The field developed in the 1950s, when the experiences of two world wars and the beginning of the cold war drove scholars to try to explain more precisely how nations interacted. The goal was to build a conceptual framework on which international politics could be analyzed, something earlier courses on military and diplomatic history had not offered....
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