Foreign Policy Sep/Oct 2004 edition

Just when I am making progress in my reading, Foreign Policy pops through the letter box, and this edition includes essays headlined as the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Ideas’.

The essays are by Paul Davies, Frank Fukuyama, Eric Hobsbawm, Martha Nussbaum, Samantha Power, Alice Rivlin, Robert Wright and Fareed Zakaria.

It also has an essay by Javier Solana, urging the US to learn from the mistakes of Iraq and champion the cause of “muscular multilateralism”. Should be interesting. Oh and an essay by Craig Barrett (CEO, Intel) on outsourcing.

I shall try and blog the best bits.

Dan Drezner on Georgia

Dan Drezner ads his two cents, and believes that Saakashvili is a good leader.

Screw Bush or Kerry — why can’t someone like Mikheil Saakashvili run for president in the United States? As someone who witnessed first-hand the Soviet-style traffic police in action when living in Ukraine, I could only weep with joy after reading C.J. Chivers’ account in the New York Times of Saakashvili’s police reforms.

Nice to see this region mentioned on one of the bigger blogs.