In the Czech Republic, the former "nomenklatura cadres" are able to maintain their advantageous positions in the income hierarchy, mainly because they possess "human capital" and can effectively convert "social capital," accumulated during the communist regime, into economic capital.
This article empirically examines the 'Big Sort hypothesis'—the notion that, in recent years, liberal and conservative Americans have become increasingly spatially isolated from one another
The authors discuss how current legal developments raise complications and may limit the ability of researchers to work on terrorism and conflict topics.
The author reviews Notes on a Century: Reflection of a Middle East Historian by Bernard Lewis with Buntzie Ellis Churchill.
The memory of a few spectacular failures has created the impression that nation-building seldom succeeds. Yet most such operations over the past 20 years have produced positive results.
The year 2014 is a date for transition, not withdrawal, and the international community has pledged to hand over leadership for security to the Afghan government. The war is not over, and American interests in South Asia hang in the balance.
Although the United States can take some steps to support democratization in the long run, it cannot force change.
For at least a century, US grand strategy has had five principle goals. It is in how they are pursued that foreign policy changes from one era to the next.
US foreign policies for two decades have been justified with reference to the spread of democracy and human rights. As a grand narrative to explain America's role in the world, there is no credible alternative.
The author reviews Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
A Turkish failure to adequately address Kurdish concerns in drafting the new constitution could undercut its ability to act as a successful model for peaceful democratic change in the Middle East.
Washington and its allies could still win in Afghanistan if they are given the time they need.
The author gives an overview of the National Security Council and suggests ways in which the Intelligence Community might be able to improve its support to the NSC, especially in high-profile crisis situations.
The differing relationship of African American and American Indian populations with the federal and state governments has shaped their mortality rates in significantly different ways.
We examine the ability of pre-election polls to aggregate information about voter preferences.
Describes how democracy in South Korea has turned obstacles into opportunities for reform and development.
Describes the further integration of East European nations into the European Union and the steps the U.S. should take to ensure its success.
This study examines the reconstruction by the United Nations of Kosovo's internal security infrastructure from 1999 to 2004.
This paper speculates about the future of the environmental movement as a function of its increasing use of network forms of organization and related strategies and technologies attuned to the information age.
This chapter assesses Hu Jintao's emergence as a "national security leader."