- snapshotBy Daniel E. Geer, Jr. and Peter L. Levin -June 18, 2013Accusations of a serious breach of personal data at the nation's largest integrated hospital network ignore the harsh realities of cybercrime. Rather than expecting network defenses to protect it against every possible attack, the United States needs to learn to isolate different cybersecurity problems and focus on what matters and what is feasible.
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- reviewBy William E. Scheuerman -July/August 2013War makes for strange bedfellows, and among the oddest pairings that World War II produced was that between "Wild Bill" Donovan's Office of Strategic Services and the emigre German Jewish Marxists he hired to teach Washington about the Nazis.
- essayBy Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels -July/August 2013To succeed in the twenty-first century, the European Union needs to move forward now toward greater integration. This is how to do it.
- reviewBy John Delury -July/August 2013A new book offers useful insights into the North Korean mindset, but it overlooks the regime's durability and the reformist bent of its new leader, Kim Jong-un. The regime is here to stay, and the United States should pursue more peaceful relations.
- reviewBy J. Bradford DeLong -July/August 2013The global economic downturn is hardly over, and without a more dramatic set of actions, the United States is likely to suffer another major crisis in the years ahead. A new book by Alan Blinder may be the best general volume on the recession to date, but it paints an overly optimistic portrait of the current situation.
- essayBy Rick Atkinson -July/August 2013If Operation Overlord failed, the entire Allied enterprise in World War II faced abject collapse. This new history of the events leading up to D-Day explains why, and what the preparations for success actually involved.
- essayBy Julia E. Sweig and Michael J. Bustamante -July/August 2013Cuba has entered a new era of economic reform that defies easy comparison to post-Communist transitions elsewhere. Washington should take the initiative and establish a new diplomatic and economic modus vivendi with Havana.
- essayBy Patricio Asfura-Heim and Ralph H. Espach -July/August 2013Across Mexico, the lawlessness and carnage of the drug wars have given rise to scores of local self-defense forces aiming to defend their communities. The federal government may be tempted to disband and disarm these armed vigilantes, but until it can shape up its security sector, the local groups offer an imperfect but acceptable alternative.