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Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/29/14 Xenia Wickett, David C. Speedie An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society?

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/22/14 Francis Fukuyama What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/16/14 Séverine Autesserre, Julian Harper Why do international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Based on 15 years of research in conflict zones around the world, Autesserre shows that everyday behavior, such as the expatriates' social habits and actions caused by lack of local knowledge, strongly influence the effectiveness of many peacekeeping operations.

A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/09/14 Roméo A. Dallaire, James Traub In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers.

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