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Empire Falls

January 22, 2009

Robert Pape explains why the era of American primacy will inevitably come to an end. Indeed, the process has already begun.

The article appears in the January/February 2009 issue of The National Interest, and can be read here:


Robert A. Pape is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

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Another War, Another Defeat

John Mearsheimer surveys the wreckage left behind after Israel's latest incursion into Gaza.

The article is published in the January 26, 2009 issue of the The American Conservative, and can read in its entirety online:


John J. Mearsheimer is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago and coauthor of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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Advice for the SecDef

Harvey Sapolsky has some words of advice for the SecDef, the kind of advice, he explains, that one won't hear from most other Washington think tanks.

The article appears in the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings magazine, and can be read in its entirety here.

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Pentagon 1, Obama 0

January 21, 2009

Benjamin Friedman of the Cato Institute examines the incoming Obama administration's plans for military spending, and finds them not that much different from those of the outgoing administration.

The entire article can be read here.

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Obama's Afghan Challenge

January 09, 2009

Rajan Menon explains that military victory in Afghanistan can be elusive, as the British and Russians found.

The article was published by the Los Angeles Times on January 9, 2009 and can be read here:


Rajan Menon is a professor of international relations at Lehigh University and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of The End of Alliances.

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