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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of California Vladimir Tismaneanu Romania democracy communism fascism totalitarianism Hungary Viktor Orbán George Soros Poland Solidarity postcommunism history Ceausescu dictatorship PERSPECTIVE 1989 and After: Morality and Truth in Postcommunist Societies VLADIMIR TISMANEANU 114 Almost...
Current History (2017) 116 (793): 324–327.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Kimberly J. Morgan A new book lays blame for the weak social safety net on political rhetoric that justifies government aid as an individual right and not a public goodâ€“a tradition that dates back to the New Deal. The Transformation of American Liberalism , by George Klosko . Oxford...
Current History (2017) 116 (789): 136–141.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Pakistan Taliban Haqqani Network al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden NATO United States Tribal Areas Balochistan Jamiat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan General Zia ul Haq George Bush Barack Obama 136 Unless the United States rights its policies with respect to Pakistan, it has no hope of bringing...
Current History (2016) 115 (780): 136–143.
Published: 01 April 2016
... elections Hamid Karzai Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Barack Obama Pakistan George Bush Taliban Mullah Omar al-Qaeda Islamic State China 136 What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. Afghanistan...
Current History (2016) 115 (779): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Alexis Tsipras Yanis Varoufakis Panos Kammenos Independent Greeks euro European Commission International Monetary Fund Angela Merkel Vladimir Putin George Papandreou 108 To the Brink and Back in Greece MANOS MATSAGANIS [O]rdinary Greeks intuitively understood better than many...
Current History (2014) 113 (759): 4–5.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joshua Lustig An anniversary occasions a look back through this magazine's archives. © 2014 Current History. All rights reserved. 2014 The Regents of the University of California Joshua Lustig Current History New York Times George Bernard Shaw world war international affairs...
Current History (2013) 112 (756): 277–282.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Julie A. George [T]he essential story of Georgian politics is a gradual, long-term trend: the slow growth in popular expectations of an accountable government that engages in fair economic and political play. © 2013 Current History. All rights reserved. 2013 The Regents of the University...
Current History (2013) 112 (753): 152–154.
Published: 01 April 2013
... to the Pakistanis, that you re either with us or against us. Despite the heavy-handed approach and language, the administration of President George W. Bush managed to get its way with the international community, the American people, and even Pakistan, an unlikely partner consider- ing its alliance...
Current History (2012) 111 (748): 325–326.
Published: 01 November 2012
... History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California William Finan Aryeh Neier human rights movement George Bush war terror responsibility protect sovereignty 325 Books Let s be clear about what this book is and is not. Those expecting a volume...
Current History (2012) 111 (747): 284–285.
Published: 01 October 2012
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book details how US policies under George W. Bush helped sour Vladimir Putin on the West, leaving him in the paranoid funk that still colors his outlook today. The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia , by Angus Roxburgh . Macmillan , 2012...
Current History (2012) 111 (746): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Aurelia George Mulgan The Trans-Pacific Partnership promises to open markets and encourage structural reforms, but powerful domestic interests oppose Japan's involvement. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California Aurelia George Mulgan...
Current History (2012) 111 (741): 14–18.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to extremism. The administration of George W. Bush did flirt with promoting electoral democracy, but the air went out of his freedom agenda after the Islamist movement Hamas won Palestinian elections in January 2006. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice often espoused transfor- mational democracy, but US...
Current History (2012) 111 (741): 19–23.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., in Pakistan s reluctance to heed US insis- tence that it do more to fight the Taliban. Wilson, r.i.p. A third implication of declining US power is that the ideology underlying nation building, de- mocracy promotion, and counterinsurgency is un- sustainable. In a shrill echo of Woodrow Wilson, President George...
Current History (2011) 110 (739): 311–316.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of California Lincoln Mitchell democracy promotion George Bush United States Tunisia Egypt Hosni Mubarak Georgia Azerbaijan Barack Obama 311 The 1990s were the period when democracy promotion in the form we think of it today began to take shape. But that global political environment...
Current History (2011) 110 (735): 150–155.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Barack Obama George Bush US Central Command Al Qaeda Victor Renuart Tommy Franks Hamid Karzai 150 In an apparent effort to box President Obama into a long-term commitment to the war, the generals oversold the troop surge s potential. . . . Will America Lose Afghanistan Again? gary m...
Current History (2010) 109 (731): 376–382.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Development Report United States George Bush Barack Obama Israel Egypt Iraq 376 The lesson taught by Egypt and Iraq . . . is that real political reform only occurs when a new balance of power emerges in a country. The Rise and Fall of Political Reform in the Arab World marina OTTaway For a few...
Current History (2010) 109 (730): 336–341.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Nations League Nations Woodrow Wilson Franklin Roosevelt Henry Kissinger George Kennan Dean Acheson China 336 Global governance still requires leadership that articulates a constructive, prac- tical vision for international cooperation. America, the Ambivalent Leader ChrIsTopher s...
Current History (2010) 109 (726): 162–169.
Published: 01 April 2010
... War normalization Nguyen Tan Dung George Bush Vietnamese Communist Party ASEAN Cambodia 162 The connection with the United States [is] a geopolitical asset in the competition that the Vietnamese have long carried out with China. Vietnam and America: Parameters of the Possible FrederiCk...
Current History (2010) 109 (726): 173–174.
Published: 01 April 2010
...). In the Graveyard of Empires shows, clearly and analytically, how the adminis- tration of George W. Bush nearly managed to lose Afghanistan after having put in place most of the elements including the right people that might have ensured a win. At the Cemetery Gates? WilliAM W. FinAn Jr. WilliAM W. FinAn Jr...
Current History (2010) 109 (725): 126.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... All rights reserved. 2010 The Regents of the University of California East Germany Mary Elise Sarotte George Bush Mikhail Gorbachev Helmut Kohl 126 BOOKS According to the narrative of the cold war that has become conventional wisdom, the end went like this: We (the United States...