Volume 2, Issue 1: Fall/Winter 2006

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Saddam’s Table Talk
An Interview with Williamson Murray

In an interview with YJIA, Williamson Murray discusses the Iraqi Perspectives Project, a U.S. military effort to shed light on the inner workings of Saddam Hussein’s regime using documents captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.



Private Military Corporations: Benefits and Costs of Outsourcing Security
By Allison Stanger and Mark Eric Williams

Allison Stanger and Mark E. Williams weigh the pros and cons of relying on private military corporations to implement U.S. foreign policy, warning that their efficacy rests on a tenuous U.S. monopoly in the market for force.


Authoritarian Populists: China’s New Generation of Leaders
By Merle Goldman

Despite hopes that China’s Fourth Generation of leadership would extend liberalization to the political sphere, Merle Goldman argues that they have instead engaged in a systematic crackdown on dissent.


Navigating the Post-Iraq War Landscape in the Persian Gulf
By Jason E. Strakes

Jason Strakes argues that in the wake of the Iraq War, Middle Eastern countries have not pursued foreign policies consonant with traditional theories of alliance formation.


Jammu and Kashmir: Competing Concepts of Nationalism
By Nilanjan Raghunath

Nilanjan Raghunath asserts that nationalism and factionalism, aggravated by religious fundamentalism, are the core causes of conflict over the status of Jammu and Kashmir.


Allied Against Terror: Transatlantic Intelligence Cooperation
By Stefanie Pleschinger

Stefanie Pleschinger argues that augmenting transatlantic intelligence cooperation requires the creation of a European intelligence service above and beyond existing institutions.


Bombs Without Borders: Perspectives on the Nuclear Proliferation Threat
John Lauder, Jonathan Schell and Henry Sokolski

Three leading WMD experts weigh in on Iran, North Korea and the U.S. quest for nuclear security.


Globotaxes: Financing an Unfriendly Supranational Government by International Taxation without Representation
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney warns that American may soon be subject to involuntary UN taxation in the name of international development.


Establishing a Global Quarantine Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
By Derek D. Smith

To forestall nuclear proliferation, Derek Smith argues that the United States should lead an international effort to forbid all forms of WMD transfer.


China’s Reach: Subregional Economic Cooperation in Southeast Asia
By Kesarin Phanarangsan

Kesarin Phanarangsan explores the implications of China’s economic diplomacy in Southeast Asia.


Japan’s Militarist Past: Reconciliation in East Asia
By Daniel Nagashima

Japan must make a genuine effort to apologize and atone for its aggressive past in order to foster regional trust, contends Daniel Nagashima.



Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
By Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Reviewed by Scott J. Boston


Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground
By Robert D. Kaplan

Reviewed by Tobias Harris


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