Harvard International Review

This journal provides commentary, news and analysis of global developments in politics, economics, public policy, science and culture.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, Summer

At Long Last: The Struggle for Democracy in Korea
Kim Young Sam is President of the Republic of Korea. When I was elected President of the Republic of Korea in December 1992 as the first civilian to hold the job in 32 years, it was not only the crowning achievement of my lifelong campaign for democracy,...
Changing the Rules: Deregulating the Japanese Economy
Jung Kim is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review. During the bubble days of the late 1980s, Japanese businessmen and bureaucrats alike proudly claimed that Japan had developed a new, advanced form of economic organization. Eisuke...
Economic Scarcity: Forget Geology, Beware Monopoly
David L. Greene is a Senior Research Staff Member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scarcity of oil poses a genuine threat to US energy security. At the same time, the world economy is in no danger of "running out of oil" during the next century....
Fueling the Rising Sun: Asia's Energy Needs and Global Security
Kent E. Calder is Director of the Princeton University Program on US-Japan Relations and Special Advisor to the US Ambassador to Japan. Global energy markets stand amidst quiet, steady, and historic transformation. Traditionally, most of the fuel...
Gulf Bottleneck: Middle East Stability and World Oil Supply
Richard N. Cooper is Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. Since the disturbances caused by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait six years ago, the international flow of oil has gone uninterrupted and unimpeded, but that tense...
Israel's "Little Vietnam": Negotiating Withdrawal from South Lebanon
David Honig is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review. When Israel carved out a nine-mile security zone in south Lebanon in 1978, it could not have imagined that its forces would still be there in 1997. Nearly 20 years have passed,...
Lasting Balance: Toward a Global Sustainable Energy Policy
Maurice F. Strong is Chairman of the Earth Council, Executive Coordinator for UN Reform, and Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank. As the world enters the next millennium, human civilization is undergoing profound changes that are often...
Looking Back: Tracking the Progress of the Middle East Peace
AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES A. BAKER, III James A. Baker, III, is a partner in the Houston law firm of Baker & Botts, and former US Secretary of State, White House Chief of Staff, and Secretary of the Treasury. James A. Baker, III, has served...
Mightier Than the Sword: Energy Markets and Global Security
Dennis O'Brien is Executive Director of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and President of the International Association for Energy Economics. The twentieth century has seen the concept of energy security evolve from a framework of military...
Orbiting Politics: Crises in Outer Space
Greg Goldfarb is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review. On July 24, 1996, a small piece of rocket debris crashed into a French military satellite, sending the satellite spinning end over end. The fragment of rocket that collided with...
Pragmatic Presence: US Policy and Hong Kong's Transition
Douglas Bereuter is a member of the US House of Representatives and Chair of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Perhaps the most daunting foreign policy challenge for the United States in the twenty-first century is to coax China into...
Resource Plenty: Why Fears of an Oil Crisis Are Misinformed
Sarah A. Emerson is Director of Energy Security Analysis Inc., an energy research firm. Concerns over the "energy security" of an oil-consuming country arise from two commonly held assumptions. The first is the general assumption that global oil...
Running on Empty: Emerging Challenges in Global Energy Security
The last time energy security dominated the world stage was during the energy crises of the 1970s and early 1980s when events in the Middle East and belligerent Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) policy conspired to drive oil prices...
Russian Mafia: The Challenge of Reform
Cameron Half is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review. A discussion of the state of the Russian polity in the post-communist era--whether among academicians, journalists, politicians, business-persons, or anyone else is hardly complete...
Smooth Sailing: Hong Kong's Economic Transition
Dr. Victor Fung is Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and of Prudential Asia Investments Ltd. On the eve of Hong Kong's transition to a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the Peoples Republic of China, there is much discussion...
Twin Challenges: Energy and the Environment in Asia
William F. Martin is Chairman of Washington Policy and Analysis and Former US Deputy Secretary of Energy. Over the next 15 years, Asia's demand for energy is expected to more than double--accounting for approximately 40 percent of world energy demand....
Winding Road: Democratization in Kyrgyzstan
Jason Schmitt is a Staff Writer for the Harvard International Review. While on a fund-raising visit to the United States in 1993, Kyrgyzstan's president Askar Akaev boldly predicted that, with proper funding, his nation would become the Swiss success...
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