Washington Quarterly

The Washington Quarterly
Volume 26, Number 3, Summer 2003


Provocations

    Cohen, Stephen P., 1936-
  • The Jihadist Threat to Pakistan
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1988-
    • Islam and politics -- Pakistan.
    Abstract:
      The dangers of Islamic radicalism in the short run have been exaggerated. However, unless steps are taken now to rebuild a moderate Pakistan, it could truly become one of the world’s most dangerous states within a decade.
    De Rosa, Mary.
  • Privacy in the Age of Terror
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    Subject Headings:
    • Privacy, Right of -- United States.
    • Terrorism -- Prevention.
    • Intelligence service -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Providing security without threatening civil liberties requires a new model to protect individual privacy—one that relies less on prohibiting the collection and dissemination of private information and more on effective oversight and control of government activity.
    Windsor, Jennifer L.
  • Promoting Democratization Can Combat Terrorism
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    Subject Headings:
    • Democratization -- Middle East.
    • Terrorism -- Prevention.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
    • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    Abstract:
      As part of a broader strategy, democratization can help reshape the climates in which terrorism thrives. Although democratization rarely succeeds if imposed from the outside, international actors should provide resources targeted to support indigenous processes.

Regime Change

    Boniface, Pascal.
  • What Justifies Regime Change?
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    Subject Headings:
    • War (International law)
    • Sovereignty.
    Abstract:
      Are dictatorship, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, genocide, and/or support for terrorism conditions that obligate the international community to enforce a policy of regime change as a last resort? Who decides, and how?
    Lotrionte, Catherine.
  • When to Target Leaders
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kings and rulers -- Assassination.
    • United States -- Foreign relations.
    • Security, International.
    Abstract:
      Killing regime leaders might not only be fair game, but also might be the best alternative under certain circumstances. What moral, legal, and practical criteria should policymakers consider to determine whether to take such action?
    Rivkin, David B.
    Bartram, Darin R.
  • Military Occupation: Legally Ensuring a Lasting Peace
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    Subject Headings:
    • Military occupation.
    • Iraq War, 2003 -- Peace.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Law and legislation.
    Abstract:
      International law prescribes and regulates military occupation, but does not make it illegal. Arguments to the contrary are either misinformed about historical precedent and doctrine or are employed as pseudolegalistic assertions to object to a war opposed for other reasons.
    Rubin, Barry M.
  • Lessons from Iran
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    Subject Headings:
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
    • Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
    • Iran -- Foreign relations -- 1941-1979.
    Abstract:
      What does the U.S. experience in Iran in 1953 teach us about the policy to change Iraq’s regime today? Among other lessons, the real danger may not lie in the U.S. role in initially changing the old regime, but rather in a longstanding U.S. presence.

The Middle East after Saddam

    Byman, Daniel, 1967-
    Pollack, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Michael), 1966-
  • Democracy in Iraq?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Democratization -- Iraq.
    • Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1991-
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
    Abstract:
      Critics raise five primary objections to the feasibility of democracy in Iraq. Yet, these arguments exaggerate the impediments and ignore the potential impact that a determined United States could have. Failure to make democracy in Iraq work would be disastrous.
    Haass, Richard.
  • Toward Greater Democracy in the Muslim World
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    Subject Headings:
    • Democratization -- Islamic countries.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Islamic countries.
    • Islamic countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    Abstract:
      By listening to those people most directly affected and building on eight lessons learned from U.S. experience in other parts of the world, the director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff argues that the United States can, and will, help bring democracy to the Muslim world.
    Alterman, Jon B., 1964-
  • Not in My Backyard: Iraq's Neighbors' Interests
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    Subject Headings:
    • Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
    • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
    Abstract:
      Iraq’s neighbors find the declared U.S. vision for the future of Iraq and the region deeply threatening, and they have the means to keep that vision from coming to pass. Moreover, the United States undermines its own goals by talking about them so much.
    McMillan, Joseph.
    Sokolsky, Richard.
    Winner, Andrew C.
  • Toward a New Regional Security Architecture
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    Subject Headings:
    • Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations.
    • Regionalism (International organization)
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
    Abstract:
      The United States has a unique historical opportunity to use the power reaped from victory in Iraq to assist the countries of the Persian Gulf in organizing a web of multilateral arrangements that could reduce tensions and prevent future conflict.
    Viorst, Milton.
  • The Road Map to Nowhere
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    Subject Headings:
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
    • Israel -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.
    • Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- Israel.
    Abstract:
      To the despair of the international community, President Bush has departed from a commitment pursued by the past six U.S. presidents, leaving slim prospect in the wake of this year’s war in Iraq for any kind of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
    Pond, Elizabeth.
  • European Shock and Awe
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    Subject Headings:
    • European Union countries -- Foreign relations.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
    • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Europe is worried that the United States is trying to play God in the volatile Middle East. Even more serious is European suspicion of the secular version of missionary zeal they see in the vast social and political engineering project of democratizing the Muslim world.

Charles Cook on Washington

    Cook, Charles E.
  • The Democratic Derby: Win, Place, or Show
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    Subject Headings:
    • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2004.
    • Political candidates -- United States.
    • Democratic Party (U.S.)
    Abstract:
      It is unprecedented for a nomination fight to gear up this fast, yet few Democrats want to be on the sidelines. Which Democratic candidates helped themselves the most in the first quarter of 2003?



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