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Countdown to Zero - The Case for Nuclear Disarmament

Countdown to Zero – The Case for Nuclear Disarmament

Countdown to Zero attempts to remind us that while most people may not perceive nuclear weapons to be as threatening as they once were, they still pose as grave a threat to the human race and world stability as they did during the Cold War. Using interviews with world leaders such as Jimmy Carter, Robert […]

Forces of Fortune - Vali Nasr

Forces of Fortune – Vali Nasr

  In his new book, Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What it will Mean for Our World, Vali Nasr provides an overview of the broad, societal trends that have shaped the Middle East over the last century. Each chapter serves as an overview of the popular topics of […]

The Consequences of Military Action Against Iran - Paul Rogers

The Consequences of Military Action Against Iran – Paul Rogers

The Oxford Research Group has recently released the report “Military Action Against Iran: Impact and Effects” by Paul Rogers analyzing the likely ramifications of military intervention in Iran by either the United States or Israel that targets Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The report concludes that military action is highly inadvisable and should be avoided at all costs. While […]

Foreign Affairs - March/April 2010

Foreign Affairs – March/April 2010

From the Sun King to Karzai – Seri Berman The primary challenge for Afghanistan is currently the establishment of a national government that has a monopoly over violence. In comparison to the French monarchs Louis XIII and Louis XIV, Afghanistan must consolidate central authority by eliciting the cooperation of local elites through coercion and carefully designed material benefits. Only by bringing warlords, tribal chiefs, and the […]