Statecraft and Power

These essays on strategy, war, and statecraft have been written during the current reassessment of United States’ national strategy. But they also take strategic thinking back to certain principals and interests which have guided America before, during, and after the Cold War.

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Secret Empire: The KGB In Russia Today

Russia’s counterintelligence state survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition toward democratic governance and a market economy. Secret Empire is the first detailed, scholarly investigation of Russia’s post-Soviet security services. Published in 1994, it virtually predicted the rise of a KGB officer to lead Russia and appoint KGB veterans to run the…

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“Will Democrats Control the Former KGB?”

Edited by Uri Ra’anan and his colleagues, this is the first academic book that questioned the sunny prognosis for democracy in post-Soviet Russia, and to predict the country’s return to authoritarianism. Waller wrote the chapter on the KGB. Other authors include Yelena Bonner.

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The Bloody Flag

Volume 16 of the Studies in Social Philosophy and Policy series, The Bloody Flag covers the early part of Romania’s transition from post-Soviet communism.

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Exporting Democracy

This book shows why idealism offers the soundest basis for U.S. policy. U.S. aid and trade, overseas broadcasts and educational exchanges, and crisis diplomacy have spread democracy throughout the world. We may be far from the day democracy is universal, asserts Muravchik, but we are approaching the day when it will be a global norm,…

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The KGB Against the ‘Main Enemy’

“The KGB Against the ‘Main Enemy’ is a truly unique contribution to our understanding of the Soviet assault on our free institutions. This book is the rare fruit of the combined experiences of two men intimately familiar with the ways and means of Soviet political action and espionage.”

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The Sources of Soviet Perestroika

John Lenczowski surveys the 1989 political landscape of the Soviet Union’s apparent reforms and new freedoms, but instead of lauding the Soviets for their efforts, Dr. Lenczowski views them cautiously. He argues that reforms have happened throughout Soviet history, and all have ended with a rebirth of tyranny. The current changes are more an effort to…

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