By Wen Rixin* The biggest upheaval on the Chinese political stage this spring was the abrupt removal of Bo Xilai from the post of party secretary in southwestern Chongqing Municipality. The event’s shocking nature has to do not only with its timing but also with the way the dismissal took place. As is well-known, the [...]Full Story»
By Nikolaj Werk* Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the US has almost constantly employed sanctions against Iran. With stricter rounds recently enforced by the EU and US in response to Iran’s nuclear proliferation program, it is worth reflecting on the way we think about sanctions as a foreign policy tool. The West urgently has [...]
By Patrick Disney* Israel has long maintained a policy of strategic ambiguity about its nuclear arsenal, neither confirming nor denying its existence. The policy, called amimut in Hebrew, has been expedient given Israel’s regional situation and its relationship with great Western powers. And because it is not a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), [...]
The Yale Journal of International Affairs is excited to announce the official publication of Volume 6, Issue 2 – Spotlight on Resources – featuring interviews with General Stanley A. McChrystal and James Woolsey.