September/October 2008

September/October 2008
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Essays

Essay
Richard Holbrooke

The next U.S. president will inherit a more difficult set of international challenges than any predecessor since World War II.

Essay
Robert Kagan

The next administration must learn from Bush's mistakes, but should not shy away from using U.S. power to promote American values.

Essay
Stephen Biddle, Michael E. O'Hanlon, and Kenneth M. Pollack

The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy, the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability.

Essay
Henry M. Paulson Jr.

The prosperity of the United States and China depends on helping China further integrate into the global economic system.

Essay
Carter F. Bales and Richard D. Duke

The United States can curb its own emissions and encourage energy efficiency and the development of clean-energy technology worldwide by rethinking carbon regimes.

Essay
António Guterres

The international community must ensure that people seeking safety are protected; sovereignty is not a shield behind which authoritarian governments may terrorize their own people.

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Morton Abramowitz and Thomas Pickering

The UN must streamline its decision making process so it can start backing up its lofty words with action.

Essay
Yoichi Funabashi

The Bush legacy in Asia is positive and the next admistration can continue this trend by continuing multilateral engagement with Japan and China.

Essay
Jorge G. Castañeda

The key to a successful foreign policy in Latin America will be focusing on four critical issues -- Cuba, immigration, trade, and the "two lefts".

Essay
Dominique Moïsi

A culture of fear has supplanted the traditional U.S. culture of hope. By returning to hope, the United States can regain the standing it has lost.

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Reviews & Responses

Review Essay
Shlomo Ben-Ami

Israel should pull back settlements and give up its '67 gains in order to secure its '48 victory.

Review Essay
Christopher Hitchens

Because borders are becoming ever more porous and contingent, everyone has an interest in humanitarian intervention.

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