Review: Walt’s Hell of Good Intentions

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by Miriam Pemberton Stephen Walt knew he had a problem. A single grand strategy had dominated U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, and he was its leading scourge. He planned in his new book, The Hell… Continue Reading  

The West Should Stop Reassuring Its Middle Eastern Allies

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by Eldar Mamedov Does a resurgent Iran, freed from international sanctions following the implementation of the nuclear agreement, pose a security threat to the Gulf states? If so, how should the West reassure its Gulf allies against this threat? These… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Benefits of Offshore Balancing

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by Paul R. Pillar Discussions of grand strategy often are too abstract and general to be of significant practical use in formulating sound decisions about specific foreign policy problems, but sometimes a concept drawn from such discussion points to an… Continue Reading