Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? While good at recovering from emergencies, democracies have been bad at avoiding them. How did politicians and thinkers from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Francis Fukuyama and Obama deal with crises? Can we learn from their successes and mistakes?
Will the trend toward disarmament continue, or are we on the brink of a new arms race—or worse, nuclear war?
Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund. He has also served as senior vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress and director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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