This months edition of the FP feature has some good stuff:
- Economies Can’t Just Keep On Growing, by Thomas Homer-Dixon
- Homeland Security Hasn’t Made Us Safer, by Anne Applebaum
- China’s Rise Doesn’t Mean War…, by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
- …And China Isn’t Beating the U.S., by Daniel W. Drezner
- Understanding History Won’t Help Us Make Peace, by Aluf Benn
- America Pressures Israel Plenty, by Leslie H. Gelb
- Actually, the Retirement Age Is Too High, by James K. Galbraith
- The Rich Really Don’t Care About the Poor, by Carl Pope
- The Global Economy Won’t Recover, Now or Ever, by Immanuel Wallerstein
- Sovereignty Is Far From Dead, by Nina Hachigian
- Democracy Is Still Worth Fighting For, by Morton Halperin
- Sometimes, the Conventional Wisdom Is Right, by Stephen Sestanovich
The democracy article has a good new replacement for Diamond
For there is one thing the neocons get right: As I argue in The Democracy Advantage, democratic governments are more likely than autocratic regimes to engage in conduct that advances U.S. interests and avoids situations that pose a threat to peace and security. Democratic states are more likely to develop and to avoid famines and economic collapse. They are also less likely to become failed states or suffer a civil war. Democratic states are also more likely to cooperate in dealing with security issues, such as terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.