Jonathan Clarke


New Balance

Walt’s starting point is the reality of American power. On this, his analysis is conventional. He says that the United States “enjoys an asymmetry of power unseen since the emergence of the modern state system.” For many analysts, particularly those attracted to Charles Krauthammer’s celebrated “unipolar moment” theory dating from 1990, this is where the… Read more »

New Balance

Walt’s starting point is the reality of American power. On this, his analysis is conventional. He says that the United States enjoys an asymmetry of power unseen since the emergence of the modern state system. For many analysts, particularly those attracted to Charles Krauthammer’s celebrated unipolar moment theory dating from 1990, this is where the… Read more »

Credit, deserved or not, goes to the winner

In many ways, the pattern emerging in Iraq closely resembles that in Bosnia where, in election after election, the various groups–Serbs, Croats, and Muslims have each failed to move beyond voting their ethnicity and where, 10 years after the Dayton agreement ended the Bosnian war, an externally-appointed High Representative still exercises ultimate control. Of course,… Read more »