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NORK Rocket Failure Affords West an Opportunity to Dial Down Condemnation

NORK Rocket Failure Affords West an Opportunity to Dial Down Condemnation

Washington should modulate its response to North Korea's failed rocket launch to avoid inciting another provocative action.
Unlocking the Holocaust’s Hidden History

Unlocking the Holocaust's Hidden History

The United Nations War Crimes Commission's records documenting the birth of modern international criminal law have been neglected for nearly 70 years.
Resuming Contact with North Korea

Resuming Contact with North Korea

The resumption of contact between Washington and Pyongyang will not likely yield immediate results, but the United States can still take certain steps to improve relations now.

North Korea More Dependent on China Than Ever

More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources.
“Great Successor” Kim Jong-un Needs Unalloyed Support of Military

"Great Successor" Kim Jong-un Needs Unalloyed Support of Military

At present, it's unclear whether or not Kim Jong-un is the military's leader of choice.
Succession Questions Persist in Wake of Kim Jong-il’s Death

Succession Questions Persist in Wake of Kim Jong-il's Death

North Korea seeks to avert the internal turmoil which followed the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il's father.
UN Origins Project Part 7: Forging a Lasting Peace

UN Origins Project Part 7: Forging a Lasting Peace

The foundations of the tightly interconnected world we live in now were laid in the early days of World War II by leaders hoping to prevent the next great war.
UN Origins Project Series, Part 6: The Things We Fight For

UN Origins Project Series, Part 6: The Things We Fight For

Economic deprivation planted the seeds for the bloom of totalitarianism that led to World War II.
UN Origins Project Series, Part 5: Sharpening the Teeth of Peace

UN Origins Project Series, Part 5: Sharpening the Teeth of Peace

After World II, nations agreed that simply attacking the international peace by launching an aggressive war was a crime.
UN Origins Project Series, Part 4: In WWII, It Took Teamwork to Defeat Not Only Germany, But Japan

UN Origins Project Series, Part 4: In WWII, It Took Teamwork to Defeat Not Only Germany, But Japan

It took a little help from its friends for the United States to defeat Imperial Japan in World War II.
Review: The Interrogator

Review: The Interrogator

Glenn Carle was interrogating a top al-Qaeda operative when he started to have doubts.
UN Origins Project Series, Part 3: The Author’s First Foray Into the UN Archives

UN Origins Project Series, Part 3: The Author's First Foray Into the UN Archives

The creation of the United Nations Information Organization was the first step the Allied powers took towards turning back and defeating the Axis.
UN Origins Project Series, Part 2: The Importance of Information in Wartime

UN Origins Project Series, Part 2: The Importance of Information in Wartime

In World War II, the Allies realized that winning the information war would be essential to their eventual success.

UN Origins Project Series, Part 1: How the Allies Won World War II and Forged a Peace

The project intends to show how the United Nations was born in 1942, creating a relatively stable and peaceful post-war international system.
Reorienting U.S. Security Strategy in South Asia

Reorienting U.S. Security Strategy in South Asia

The Obama administration's approach to the Afghan war is too narrowly focused. Instead, the administration should focus on India-Pakistan rapprochement as the hallmark of a cohesive South Asia strategy.
Review: America, Hitler, and the UN

Review: America, Hitler, and the UN

Dan Plesch examines the origins of the United Nations and how this alliance led to victory over the Axis powers and to a stable post-war international system.
Review: The Sixth Crisis

Review: The Sixth Crisis

A new book puts Iran at the center of U.S. efforts to resolve the perennial Middle East crisis.
Review: Cutting the Fuse

Review: Cutting the Fuse

Robert Pape compiles more evidence that foreign occupation, not Islamic fundamentalism, causes suicide bombing.
Does Russian Defense Spending Mark Its Wholesale Return to Cold War Mentality?

Does Russian Defense Spending Mark Its Wholesale Return to Cold War Mentality?

Washington and other NATO states share concerns about recent Russian defense spending.
Review: Cultures of War

Review: Cultures of War

Historian John Dower illustrates the evolution of the attitudes, thoughts, and cultures that govern the conduct of modern warfare.

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