F701:  Foreign Policy Roundtable
Fall 2009 Reading List

● Sept. 21: What Is the National Interest?

John Lewis Gaddis, “Ending Tyranny: The Past and Future of an Idea,” The American Interest, (Sept.–Oct., 2008);  Attached.

Justine Rosenthal, “A Sit-Down with Brent Scowcroft,” The National Interest, (Jan.–Feb., 2009).  http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20480

● Sept. 28: Where’s Europe Going?

 A. Wes Mitchell, “Perhapsburg: What the European Union Is and Isn’t,” The American Interest, (Nov.–Dec., 2008);   Attached

Geoffrey Wheatcroft, “Continental Drifts,” The National Interest, (Mar.–Apr., 2009); http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20974

William Drozdiak, “In Europe, Breaking Up Is So Easy to Do,” The Washington Post, March 1, 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022703659.html

● Oct. 5: NATO: Looking for a Job?

Rajon Menon, “NATO, R.I.P,” The American Interest, (Nov.–Dec., 2008);  Attached

Richard K. Betts, “The Three Faces of NATO,” The National Interest, (Mar.–Apr., 2009). http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20944

● Oct. 12: Taming a Russian Bear:

Michael Mandelbaum, “Modest Expectations: Facing Up to Our Russia Options,” The American Interest (May–June, 2009);  Attached

Arkady Ostrovski, “Reversal of Fortune,” Foreign Policy (Mar.–Apr., 2009).  Attached

Jim Hoagland, "Alliances Yet to Come," Washington Post, (Oct 4, 2009); http://www.washingtonpost.com/  (Added Oct 6, 2009)

● Oct. 19: China Rising or Falling? The Great Debate.

Minxin Pei, “Looming Stagnation,” The National Interest, (Mar.–Apr., 2009);

Jonathan Anderson, “Beijing’s Exceptionalism,” ibid. 

http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20952  (both articles are included in this link)

Fred Hiatt, "The Meeting That Wasn't," Washington Post, (Oct 12, 2009); http://www.washingtonpost.com  (Added Oct 13, 2009) 

● Oct. 26: Managing Iran.

David Kay, “The Iranian Fallout,” The National Interest, (Sept.–Oct., 2008); http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=19670

Gary Sick, “The Republic and the Rahbar,” The National Interest, (Jan.–Feb., 2009); http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20482

Robert Baer, “Iranian Resurrection,” The National Interest, (Nov.–Dec., 2008). http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=20092

(Added Oct 20, 2009) 

    Robert Kagen, “Forget the Nukes”, Washington Post, Sep 30, 2009

    Andrew Albertson and Ali G. Scotten, "A Human Rights Lever for Iran," Washington Post, Sep 30, 2009

    William Broad and David Sanger, "Report Says Iran Has Data to Make a Nuclear Bomb," New York Times, Oct 4, 2009

    Jackson Diehl, "The Coming Failure on Iran," Washington Post, Oct 4, 2009

● Nov. 2: U.S. Defense Strategy.

Robert M. Gates, “A Balanced Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, (Jan–Feb, 2009); Attached

T. X. Hammes, “The Art of Petraeus,” The National Interest, (Nov–Dec, 2008);  Attached

David Ignatius, “Petraeus’s Tougher Fight,” The Washington Post, May 13, 2009; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/12/AR2009051203039.html

Celeste Ward, “Countering the Military’s Latest Mantra,” The Washington Post, May 17, 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/15/AR2009051502069.html

● Nov. 9: Civilian Elements of National Security.

David Ignatius, “Welcome to the Toughest Job in Town,” The Washington Post, March 1, 2009; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022702315.html?referrer=emailarticle

J. Anthony Holmes, “Where Are the Civilians? How to Rebuild the U.S. Foreign Service,” Foreign Affairs, (Jan.–Feb., 2009);  Attached

Matthew Bogdanos, “Duties That Are Best Shared,” The Washington Post, March 1, 2009; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022702953.html?referrer=emailarticle

Carol Grigsby, “Binding the Nation: National Service in America,” Parameters, (Winter, 2008–09). Attached.

Michael O'Hanlon, "U.S. Boots on Congo Ground," The Washington Post, Aug 14, 2009; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/13/AR2009081302900.html?referrer=emailarticle