State of Schizophrenia?
By Michael Flynn & Jim Lobe

Over the past year and a half, the State Department has reemerged as the preeminent force in U.S. foreign relations, one that on the surface seems capable of challenging the aggressive, go-it-alone politics of both the Pentagon and of the office of the vice president. Viewed by many observers as a sign of President George W. Bush’s second-term chastening, the revival of State has nonetheless been accompanied by a number of contradictory impulses, raising questions about the department’s ability