Brendan Simms

Capsule Review
May/June
2013
Andrew Moravcsik

This book chronicles five centuries of diplomacy, alliances, and war -- all aimed, Simms argues, at asserting or blocking dominance of the European continent.

Snapshot
Brendan Simms

Margaret Thatcher re-established the United Kingdom as a major force on the international scene. But she failed to see that the best hope for Europe's future was integration.

Review Essay
Mar/Apr
2013
Brendan Simms

Foreign policy realists have long found inspiration in the ideas of Lord Castlereagh, who served as British foreign secretary during and after the Napoleonic Wars. A new biography of the statesman presents him as more ideological than is traditionally assumed, and suggests that his example is more relevant than ever -- and might even hold the key to solving Europe's ongoing crisis.