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  • New Book on Lee Kuan Yew

    I’m pleased to announce that a book that I’ve spent much of the past two years working on with Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill, Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the...

  • Some Thoughts on the National Intelligence Council’s New Report

    The past decade has seen much commentary about the perils of triumphalism—with good reason.  That sentiment contributed not only to America’s decisions to invade Iraq and undertake a nation-building effort in...

  • What Does 2013 Have in Store?

    I mentioned in my last post that I had attended the Economist’s “The World in 2013” festival. Here are some zingers (paraphrased) that got my attention: Peter Orszag: Life expectancy for the poorest 30% of...

  • The National Intelligence Council’s New Report

    I recently attended the second day of the Economist’s “The World in 2013” festival, and will be writing a post soon with some of my takeaways.  Today, however, I want to share some nuggets from the National...

  • Central Challenges of U.S. Foreign Policy: Five Questions with Graham Allison

    Ali Wyne interviews Graham Allison, the author of Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, a book that swiftly and significantly altered our understanding of how policy decisions are executed. 

  • The Next President’s Foreign Policy

    In the run-up to their third and final debate on October 22nd, the theme of which is foreign policy, President Obama and Governor Romney will likely attempt to portray themselves as strong leaders who’re deeply...

  • U.S.-China Relations and the Global Political Awakening: Five Questions with Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Although Zbigniew Brzezinski “talks in paragraphs, virtually without pause,” according to a recent profile of him in the Financial Times, those paragraphs don’t meander; he gets to the point—fast.  When I joked...

  • Some Thoughts on the United Nations

    Bloomberg recently asked me a few questions about the evolving role and capacity of the United Nations.  With the 67th session of the UN General Assembly underway, I wanted to share my answers and ask folks how...

  • The Future of Power: Ten Questions with Joe Nye

    As a Ph.D. student in Harvard’s Government Department in the early 1960s, Joe Nye asked whether Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda would be able to forge an East African Common Market (he correctly predicted that they...

  • Realism About America’s Influence

    Roger Cohen recently argued that despite “the enduring centrality of American power” and “the nation’s immense capacity for renewal,” “even all the right choices for the United States will not alter the rise of...

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