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January 4, 2005  

In This Issue

  • Terrorism: Assessing America's War on Terror: New paper by Ashley J Tellis
  • EU and Russia: Interests and Values--A European Perpective by Rolf Schuette
  • Democracy: New article by Thomas Carothers on the state of democracy around the world
  • Non-Proliferation: Joseph Cirincione and Jon Wolfsthal look at 2004 and at the year ahead
  • Ukraine and Russia: Commentary by Anatol Lieven, Michael McFaul, Anders Aslund
  • Emerging Democrats?: John Judis and Ruy Teixeira argue 9/11 only delayed the emerging Democratic majority
  • Foreign Policy Magazine: Decoding W by Moisés Naím

  • Assessing America’s War on Terror: Confronting Insurgency, Cementing Primacy

    Ashley J. Tellis argues that though the war on terrorism has dominated public attention throughout the Bush presidency, the administration’s biggest challenges are twofold: defending the country against terrorism and, of equal importance, protecting U.S. primacy on the international stage in the future.  Full text is available.


    New Paper: EU and Russia

    New Carnegie paper by Rolf Schuette looks at E.U.–Russia relations from a European perspective. Its main focus is to look at the question of how the issue of "common values" has figured in this relationship, especially when compared with the importance of other major issues.

    Movement Interruptus

    September 11 may have slowed an emerging Democratic trend, but John Judis and Ruy Teixeira argue that the coalition they foresaw is still taking shape. Read the article in American Prospect.

    Foreign Policy Magazine

    Decoding W
    A careful reading of George W. Bush's political language suggests that during his second term, the president is more likely to spend his political capital to change the United States rather than the world. By Moisés Naím. (registration required)


      Democracy's Sobering State

    Although there is encouraging news from some quarters, the spread of democracy is facing serious obstacles around the world, including persistent authoritarianism in some respects and problematic performance in others. Thomas Carothers analyzes these trends in an article in the December 2004 issue of Current History. (PDF)

    The Year Ahead

    Joseph Cirincione concludes that Zbigniew Brzezinski is correct in his assessment of the administration's policies in Iraq.  Jon Wolfsthal looks at the situation in North Korea and the outlook for 2005.  Also by Wolfsthal, "The Next Nuclear Wave," a Foreign Affairs review of three new books on the nuclear threat.

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