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FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Vol. 90 - N° 1 [Article]

  • FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Vol. 90 - N° 1 [Article]
  • Extrait de : FOREIGN AFFAIRS du 01/01/2011 - n° 1 - Vol. 90 - 200 pages
  • THE POLITICAL POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA Communications technology will help promote freedom-but it might take a while Clay Shirky - Afghanistan : Cut Losses or Double Down ? - The Good News About Gas John Deutch - Why the Rich Are Getting Richer Robert Lieberman - Latin America's Cultural Baggage Oscar Arias - The Nuclear Disarmament Mirage Josef Joffe & James Davis - A Third Way to Palestine Robert Danin - The Rifles of Marja C.J. Chivers - Why Moscow Says No Andrei Shleifer & Daniel Treisman ---> SOMMAIRE : Comments Comment Culture MattersPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Oscar Arias Latin Americans must look in the mirror and confront the reality that many of our problems lie not in our stars but in ourselves. Only then will the region finally attain the development it has so long sought. Comment Less Than ZeroPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Josef Joffe and James W. Davis All previous attempts at total nuclear disarmament have failed, as strategic logic and state interest have prevailed over wishful thinking. A similar fate awaits Global Zero, the newest disarmament movement, for similar reasons. Comment Enforcing the Peace Premium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Howard M. Sachar The Israelis and the Palestinians will never find peace if they are left to negotiate on their own. As has been the case throughout history, great-power leadership is the missing ingredient. Washington must lead the way in enforcing a final-status settlement. Comment Sudan's Secession CrisisPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Andrew S. Natsios and Michael Abramowitz Ahead of last weekend's secession referendum in Sudan, Andrew S. Natsios and Michael Abramowitz wrote on the prospects for compromise and reconciliation between the country's north and south. Essays Essay The Political Power of Social MediaPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Clay Shirky Discussion of the political impact of social media has focused on the power of mass protests to topple governments. In fact, social media's real potential lies in supporting civil society and the public sphere -- which will produce change over years and decades, not weeks or months. Essay Plan B in AfghanistanPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Robert D. Blackwill There are no easy or cost-free ways to escape the current quagmire in Afghanistan. Although it has problems, a de facto partition of Afghanistan, in which Washington pursues nation building in the north and counterterrorism in the south, offers an acceptable fallback. Essay Finish the JobPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Paul D. Miller Since 2001, Afghanistan's economy has grown at an impressive rate and major development indicators in the country have improved dramatically. Even security and the rule of law -- long neglected -- are now improving. Washington and its allies could still win in Afghanistan if they are given the time they need. Essay The Dangers of a Nuclear IranPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. Eric S. Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr, and Evan Braden Montgomery Iran's acquisition of a nuclear bomb would upend the Middle East. It is unclear how a nuclear-armed Iran would weigh the costs, benefits, and risks of brinkmanship, meaning that it could be difficult to deter Tehran from attacking the United States' interests or partners in the region. Essay The Good News About GasPremium Article available to subscribers and site license holders. John Deutch Thanks to technological advances, in the past few years, vast amounts of natural gas -- particularly shale gas -- have become economically viable. This development is an unmitigated boon for consumers interested in affordable energy and for governments hoping to reduce their countries' dependency on foreign oil. Essay A Third Way to Palest
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