From American Diplomacy, Michael Hornblow on the Victors and Vanquished 2012. Can you save diplomacy from itself? Cristina Odone on Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table. From The National Interest, John Quiggin on the Great Oil Fallacy. John Coffey reviews No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn by Charles A. Kupchan. Gram Slattery on utilitarianism and the neoconservative conceit. Evangelists of democracy: David Rieff on how radicals of the democracy-promotion movement embody the very thing they are fighting against — a closed-minded conviction that they represent the one true path for all societies and thus possess a monopoly on social, ethical and political truth. James L. Abrahamson reviews The War of All the People: The Nexus of Latin American Radicalism and Middle Eastern Terrorism by Jon B. Perdue. The newest threat to people and the planet: Patrick Bond on the rise of “sub-imperialism”. From The Nation, a review essay on the work of Fred Halliday by Susie Linfield. An interview with Richard A. Falk, an excerpt from Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes.