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NSS 2006

March 17, 2006

The new 2006 National Security Strategy is out. Bill has been anticipating this since early January.

CSM has a March 17 story …with some remarks by John Mearsheimer.

“It’s not an especially hawkish document,” says Professor Mearsheimer. “It makes arguments about using force that most security experts – left or right – would agree with. It goes out of its way to say that using force would be a last resort.”

Ivo Daalder of Brookings says that the “Bush Revolution is officially over.” He ought to know since he wrote the much-read book on the Bush Revolution.

I’m not sure I’ll get around to reading it until after the ISA conference in SD next week. However, I’m thinking about printing a copy and taking it with me. I have lots of time on planes…

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.