Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Richard K. Betts

American Professor and Director of War and Peace Studies as well as Director of International Security Policy Program at Columbia University

"There is always a latent tension between what facilitates timely decision and what promotes thoroughness and accuracy in assessment."

"The greater the ambiguity, the greater the impact of preconceptions."