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Announcing The 2014 Acheson Prize

“The passing decades confirm Dean Acheson’s place as the clearest thinking, most effective Secretary of State of the twentieth century. As a writer he has no equal since Thomas Jefferson first occupied the office in the […]

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The Sword Also Means Cleanness

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. Doubleday, 2013, 592 pp. $28.95. It begins with his eyes, “light blue and piercingly intense.” The eyes are […]

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Correcting Distorted Incentives in China’s Health Care System

After Chairman Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, China’s political transition was accompanied by an equally important economic transition and rapid liberalization. Deng Xiaoping, serving as paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China from 1978 to […]

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Dictatorial Tendencies: Chaudhry and Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Necessity is the sister of tyranny, and nowhere is such a bond stronger than in Pakistan. In 1958, just eleven years after Pakistan’s founding, Chief Justice Muhammad Munir invoked the “doctrine of necessity” and “test of […]

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“Clearance that Even the President Doesn’t Have”: An Interview w ...

Daniel Ellsberg is a former military strategist who helped strengthen public opposition to the Vietnam War in 1971 by leaking secret documents known as the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times. His actions led to […]

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Letter from the Editors (Vol. 4, Issue ...

Dear Reader: In this issue of the Yale Review of International Studies, the seventh since our founding, we’re proud to continue and renew our commitment to providing the best …

Janet Yellen and International Impact a ...

Barack Obama recently announced his nomination of Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Though the Fed chair has always wielded extensive power, Yellen will …

Book Reviews

The Sword Also Means Cleanness

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. Doubleday, 2013, 592 pp. $28.95. It begins with his eyes, “light blue and …

Review: China Airborne by James Fallows

With a recent glut of books from political commentators attempting to explore the modern Chinese economy, China Airborne by James Fallows stands out for its unique industry-specific focus. James Fallows, a …

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