Volume 19, Issue 2 (2005) Special Issue: WAR, Volume 2

In the months preceding the U.S. presidential election in November 2004, George Bush and John Kerry conducted what passed for a serious debate on U.S. foreign policy, especially the rationale for the war in Iraq and on the state of the "war on terror." It was easy to lose sight of the primary purpose of these two special issues of the New England Journal of Public Policy on war. So I should, perhaps, remind our readers.

The question posed was: what lessons can we draw from the wars and conflicts of the twentieth century that might help us to take preventative steps to preclude the outbreak of war and conflicts in the twenty-first? This is the second volume of the two-part series.

Front Matter

Editor's Notes


Editor's Note
Padraig O'Malley



The War on Terror
Gwyn Prins, Stanley Heginbotham, John Cooley, Steven van Evera, Jack Blum, and Jonathan Schell


The Role of the Military
General William Nash, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Gwyn Prins


Rhetoric or Reality Exporting Democracy to the Middle East
Marina Ottoway, Andrew Hess, and Naomi Chazan


The Role of the United Nations in a Unipolar World
Brian Urquart and Michael Glennon


The Pulse of War: Writing a Response
Kevin Bowen, Tony Aiello, Chris Agee, Almira El-Zein, Fred Marchant, Carolyn Forché, and Fanny Howe

Back Matter


Padraig O'Malley
Guest Co-editor
Paul Atwood
Managing Editor
Patricia Peterson