Washington Quarterly

The Washington Quarterly
Volume 28, Number 2, Spring 2005

CONTENTS

Provocations

    Asmus, Ronald D.
    Diamond, Larry Jay.
    Leonard, Mark, 1974-
    McFaul, Michael, 1963-
  • A Transatlantic Strategy to Promote Democratic Development in the Broader Middle East
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    Subject Headings:
    • Democracy -- Middle East -- International cooperation.
    • Western countries -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
    • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Western countries.
    Abstract:
      Western governments have thus far struggled to translate bold rhetoric into a realistic and plausible strategy that can help promote democracy and human development in the broader Middle East. Such a strategy should be based on these three pillars.
    Harty, Maura.
  • U.S. Visa Policy: Securing Borders and Opening Doors
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    Subject Headings:
    • Visas -- United States.
    • Diplomatic and consular service, American.
    Abstract:
      The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs contends that, after an initial adjustment period to the September 11 tragedy, U.S. visa procedures have turned a corner and should not continue to be perceived as a barrier to travel to or study in the U.S.
    Wu, Anne.
  • What China Whispers to North Korea
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    Subject Headings:
    • China -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North)
    • Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- China.
    • World politics -- 21st century.
    Abstract:
      Before asking what leverage Beijing holds over Pyongyang, a more fundamental question remains: what exactly are the messages that China is sending to North Korea? A former Chinese foreign ministry official conveys five and predicts whether they will work.
    Orlov, Vladimir A.
    Vinnikov, Alexander
  • The Great Guessing Game: Russia and the Iranian Nuclear Issue
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nuclear weapons -- Iran.
    • Nuclear nonproliferation -- Russia (Federation)
    • Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
    • Iran -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
    Abstract:
      Despite public impressions, Moscow has never slowed its behind-the-scenes dialogue with Tehran on nonproliferation. The question that remains is, what is Russia likely to do now? Five recent indicators help provide a glimpse into the future.
    Rubin, Barry M.
  • Reality Bites: The Impending Logic of Withdrawal from Iraq
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    Subject Headings:
    • Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003-
    • United States -- Military relations -- Iraq.
    • Iraq -- Military relations -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Remaining in Iraq will bring the U.S. into confrontation with a new government and the Shi'a majority. Washington should withdraw its forces during the next 12-18 months, after a new Iraqi constitution is drafted and the elections planned for December 2005 choose a permanent government.
    Benn, Aluf.
  • A Year of Opportunity in the Middle East
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    Subject Headings:
    • Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace.
    Abstract:
      Can three elected, politically ambitious leaders navigate their way toward peace? Amid regional optimism, the recent history of the collapse of the Oslo accords and the consequent intifada should teach today's peacemakers several important lessons.
    Bugajski, Janusz, 1954-
    Teleki, Ilona.
  • Washington's New European Allies: Durable or Conditional Partners?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Europe, Eastern -- Foreign realtions -- United States.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern.
    • Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
    Abstract:
      The eight newest members of NATO and the EU from central-eastern Europe now seek to repair the political bridge across the Atlantic. Are they capable of fulfilling such a task, or will they become trampled by the larger powers?

New Tools to Combat Proliferation

    Albright, David.
    Hinderstein, Corey.
  • Unraveling the A. Q. Khan and Future Proliferation Networks
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nuclear nonproliferation.
    • Nuclear weapons industry -- Pakistan.
    • Khan, A. Q. (Abdul Qadeer), 1936-
    Abstract:
      The Khan network has caused enormous damage to U.S. national security and international stability. Yet, the response has been insufficient, producing little confidence that other networks do not or will not exist or that elements of the Khan network will not reconstitute themselves.
    Winner, Andrew C.
  • The Proliferation Security Initiative: The New Face of Interdiction
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    Subject Headings:
    • Proliferation Security Initiative.
    • Arms control -- International cooperation.
    • Weapons of mass destruction -- International cooperation.
    Abstract:
      Political rhetoric and debates about interdiction's impact on Libya have led to a number of misconceptions about this coalition of the willing's focus and potential effectiveness as well as myriad political, legal, operational, and informational issues outlined here.
    Gottemoeller, Rose E. (Rose Eilene), 1953-
  • Cooperative Threat Reduction beyond Russia
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    Subject Headings:
    • Weapons of mass destruction -- Government policy -- United States.
    • Nuclear nonproliferation -- International cooperation.
    Abstract:
      Given the successes and political controversies that threat reduction cooperation with Russia has generated, how much of a role can these programs play in Iraq and Libya, India and Pakistan, or even eventually Iran or North Korea?
    Pilat, Joseph F.
  • Reassessing Security Assurances in a Unipolar World
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nuclear weapons (International law)
    • No first use (Nuclear strategy)
    Abstract:
      The same changes to the international security environment that have increased the interest in security assurances may also be making new types of security assurances possible and may make them more important as means to address today's greatest proliferation threats.

Charles Cook on Washington

    Cook, Charles E., Jr.
  • Did 2004 Transform U.S. Politics?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Presidents -- United States -- Elections -- 2004.
    • United States. Congress -- Elections, 2004.
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
    Abstract:
      Why did Republicans hold the House, Senate, and presidency in the 2004 election? A final review of the candidates, campaigns, strategies, and issues as well as a preview of the agenda President Bush has chosen to tackle in his second term.



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