The March/April 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs is now online and will be on newsstands March 2.  In this issue:

The Council on Foreign Relations' James M. Lindsay and Ray Takeyh explain how the United States might contain a nuclear-armed Iran.

Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, fellow at Oxford, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, traces the life cycles of empires, finding that they most often fall suddenly and without warning.

Sheri Berman, associate professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, writes on the state-building lessons that seventeenth-century France can teach Afghanistan today.

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Ehud Yaari calls for Israelis and Palestinians to forget final-status negotiations and forge a provisional Palestinian state with temporary armistice borders.

Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth urges U.S. President Barack Obama to translate his rhetoric on human rights into action.

Lawrence D. Freedman, professor at King's College, London, reassesses the role of the Cold War in world history.

And more.

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