Nonproliferation Hinges on North Korea

Some governments involved with proliferation might see the North Korean talks as an end in themselves. So long as we are negotiating, they hope, Washington can hardly risk killing the talks by taking any adverse actions (e.g., terminating the reactors, interdicting weapons-related shipments, identifying Pyongyang at the U.N. as an NPT violator and possibly sanctioning it there,…

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America’s Eastern Tier: Poland between NATO and United Europe

Following the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States has remained the only superpower standing. Nonetheless, it faces several challenges including rogue, so-called “terrorist” states, a potentially menacing China, a broodingly resentful Russia, and a vexingly enigmatic European Union (EU). Although perfectly capable of defending its own territory, America’s foreign entanglements and commitments continuously…

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Ordinary Terror

Presented at the Panel “Jedwabne – A Scientific Analysis,” Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., Annual Meeting, Georgetown U niversity, Washington, June 8, 2002.

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Pragmatism and Sympathy: Franco and East-Central Europe, 1939-1955

In her pioneering work, Professor Matilde Eiroa of the European University in Madrid explores the foreign policy of Francisco Franco toward East Central Europe (henceforth referred to as ECE). Its conduct reflected Franco’s political pragmatism first of all. However, although the author downplays them, ideological affinities and personal preferences also played an important role in…

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