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Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel's new chapter "Extending the Sphere: A Federalist Grand Strategy," in Rethinking American Grand Strategy looks at how The Federalist Papers served as the first articulation of American grand strategy...

13 April 2021
 
Charles Edel, Hal Brands

President Biden has put the idea of deeper democratic cooperation at the centre of his statements on foreign policy. But what exactly this will entail, conceptually and operationally, and how it might overcome...

26 March 2021
 
Stephen Loosley

At the Aspen Security Conference in the American summer of 2019, Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, told a story of life in Donald Trump's dysfunctional, sometimes dystopian Washington.

Leaving a meeting in...

16 March 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

As Joe Biden assumed the presidency, Scribe reissued his 2008 campaign biography, Promises to Keep. It’s a very smart publishing decision because it brings to us the true bedrock of Biden in...

5 March 2021
 
Charles Edel

USSC non-resident senior fellow Charles Edel reviews Misha Auslin's new book, "Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific," for Orbis.

27 January 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

This is a presidential memoir that was perfectly timed, even though it was reportedly a year late.

If A Promised Land had landed in 2019, it would have had an undue influence on...

28 November 2020
 
James Curran

This was always going to be one of the more eagerly awaited presidential memoirs in living memory. Not only because of Barack Obama’s astonishing success in his rise to the White House in...

24 November 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

Joe Biden has run this way all his life, starting in 1972, age 29, when he took on, and took down, a Senate veteran of 25 years’ service to the good people of...

20 November 2020
 
Stephen Loosley

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is based on 18 taped interviews with US President Donald Trump, totalling nine hours and 41 minutes. In one of them, the author talks in terms of writing...

25 September 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

Two years ago, Bob Woodward captured President Donald Trump revelling in a paroxysm of fear. ‘‘Real power is – I don’t even want to use the word – fear,’’ and that became the...

21 September 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

Simon & Schuster, publisher of the memoir of Mary Trump, niece of President Donald Trump, and her account of family history and associated crimes, abuses, losses and pain, is thrilled with the book's...

20 July 2020
 
Stephen Loosley

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York moved to the lectern. It was the Cow Palace in San Francisco in the summer of 1964 and the event was the Republican National Convention. Rockefeller...

16 July 2020
 
Brendon O'Connor

Curtis Sittenfeld has a knack of putting her readers in uncomfortable places in her fiction. In her short story “Gender Studies” she puts you in the middle of a hotel tryst between a...

14 July 2020
 
Stephen Loosley

There is a time-honoured American expression that accurately describes John Bolton’s reflections on his 2018-19 tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser: “It’s difficult to soar like an eagle when you have...

10 July 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

The key to understanding John Bolton is through his career and what he wanted to achieve with it. Bolton has served every Republican president since Ronald Reagan as Assistant Attorney General, then Assistant...

2 July 2020
 
Stephen Loosley

The Innocence Project in the US and elsewhere has become ­famous for addressing miscarriages of justice. Its legal teams challenge wrongful convictions that often are based on inadequate defence, false confessions or witness...

13 June 2020
 
Gorana Grgic

This article argues for a more nuanced approach to distilling the Dayton legacy, particularly when it is employed as a historical analogy. It highlights the usefulness of the Dayton Peace Agreement (DPA) as...

19 May 2020
 
Stephen Loosley

Stephen Loosley reviews Michael Connelly's new crime thriller, The Night Fire

29 February 2020
 
Gorana Grgic

In the latest issue of the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy Dr Gorana Grgic discusses the legacy of the Kosovo intervention in the context of US...

25 February 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Non-Resident Fellow Bruce Wolpe reviews Philip Rucker and Carole Leonnig's A Very Stable Genius for The Sydney Morning Herald. He describes a "stunning first draft of the history of the presidency of...

28 January 2020