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Rand Paul: The New Mr. X?

In July 1947, Foreign Affairs published an article entitled “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” which became a foundational document of the cold war. Though released under the pseudonym “Mr. 561 more words

General

The Benefit of Whistlers and Whistling

The phrase “whistling in the dark” has an interesting, if obscure, history in foreign policy discourse. While often primarily associated with George Kennan, it has been adopted by a variety of other figures—including Albert Wohlstetter—as an evocative image that points to the dangers of foreign policy optimism in a world shrouded with mystery, uncertainty and fear. 733 more words

Grand Strategy

Stent's The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Angela Stent’s new book The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton, 2014) is an excellent account of four resets in the US-Russian relationship since the collapse of the Soviet Union. 513 more words

Current Affairs