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Washington Quarterly Readers

Strategies and Relations

Experts analyze the changing perspectives and objectives of global powers China, Japan, Russia, India, and the European Union in a strategic landscape shaped by the Iraq War.

The New Middle East

Analysis of the security challenges presented by six states in the crucible of post-9/11 geopolitical change: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea

An analysis of the policies of preemption and regime change as well as an examination of US policy options for dealing with each country in the "axis of evil."

Using Soft Power to Undermine Terrorist Networks

Examining the potential of nonmilitary strategies to reduce terrorism, including postconflict reconstruction, public diplomacy, and foreign assistance.

International Perspectives on US Foreign Policy

International perspectives on how the United States should wield its power as the world's sole superpower.

Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century

Discussions of key domestic and international aspects of missile defense, arms control, and arms races.

Edited by Brad Roberts

essays collected from issues of the Washington Quarterly focus on important questions posed by the end of the Cold War, a changed Soviet Union, changing alliances, regional instabilities, and new security challenges