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September/October 2010

In this issue, former CIA Director Michael Hayden assesses intelligence reform, Vietnam nation-building veteran Rufus Phillips evalutes our progress in Afghanistan, Alexander Motyl explores Ukraine's painful relationship with Russia (both in the past and in the present), and much more.

No Strings Attached: The Case for a Distributed Grid and a Low-Oil Future

Former Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey joins scholar Rachel Kleinfeld and energy industry expert Chelsea Sexton in proposing a feasible move away from centralized energy grids and oil-dominated industry.

Innocence Abroad: The Tea Party's Search for Foreign Policy

What's the Tea Party's foreign policy? Well, it's a difficult question on two counts: There doesn't seem to be a Tea Party foreign policy, and, on inspection, there doesn't seem to be a Tea Party . . .

Deleting the Holodomor: Ukraine Unmakes Itself

Stalin's forced famine of 1932–33, which killed four million people, has brought Ukraine's complicated relationship with Russia into sharp focus.

The Real Reset: Moscow Refights the Cold War

Washington thinks it's gotten a fresh start with Moscow. In fact, our old adversary has merely fallen back into its old Cold War habits.

An Old, Old Story: Misreading Tet, Again

It seems the only thing the news media do better than misinterpret the Tet Offensive is misapply its lessons to our current wars.

Guilt Is Good: The Past Isn't Dead Just Yet

We've certainly heard a lot about historical injustice—slavery, colonialism, genocide. But does that mean we should just get over it? Pascal Bruckner says yes; Ethan Porter begs to differ.

All the Guard's Men: Iran's Silent Revolution

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has eaten up much of the country's political and economic power. It might soon go after the rest.