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Gauging the Foreign and Domestic Impacts of Snowden’s Revelations

Tyler Owens, a second-year MA student at SAIS, discusses the effects of the NSA spying scandal on data security and international public opinion.

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The 2012 Presidential Election and U.S.-China Relations

In her op-ed, Molly Silver examines the candidates’ rhectoric on China and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

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In A G-Zero World, It’s Every Nation For Itself

Devin Stewart reviews Ian Bremmer’s new book, “Every Nation For Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.”

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The Global Leadership Vacuum: An Interview with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group

The SAIS Review’s Editor-in-Chief, Joshua Grundleger, and Senior Editor, Sean Creehan, recently sat down with Ian Bremmer, founder and president of Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm. Dr. Bremmer discussed the outlook for 2012 and the hidden risks that face the international system. Dr. Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index and has […]

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Strategic Vision: An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski

The SAIS Review chats with former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski about his new book, Strategic Vision, and some of the most pressing issues—American decline, Iran, and China—facing today’s policy-makers.

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Democracies Can Hit the Pause Button

Democracies on both sides of the Atlantic are facing challenges — causing chatter amongst pundits about decline or dissolution.

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Making Biography in Foreign Policy: Elections 2012

This year’s slew of elections and other leadership selection processes will see new heads of state in many capitals around the world. Leadership matters—as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, “there is properly no history, only biography….” Presidential elections have already been held in Taiwan and Russia this year, as have parliamentary elections in Greece and […]

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The Big Chill: Priorities & Realities for a Modern NATO

The final installment of a three-part series on NATO by Nic Wondra. See the first and second articles. A different NATO might restore a solidarity lost with the invasion of Iraq. The alliance’s moral credibility and the credible threat of hard power deployment are central to ensuring that NATO has a future. This might be achieved through a rebranding, […]

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NATO on the Rocks? Stirred, Not Shaken

The first in a three part series by Nic Wondra on NATO and its future role in security

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Misperceptions, Part III: Defense Cuts, An Alternative to the Sequester

My first post noted that the sums being considered for defense cuts, even in the case of the sequester, are actually quite low, particularly when compared to some of the other historical builddowns (post-Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War). The second noted that the reasons often given for exempting defense from government wide belt-buckling have […]