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Book excerpt: How Brent Scowcroft became Bush’s ‘pain in the ass’ on Iraq

An except from The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, by Bartholomew Sparrow, which was published recently.

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With Friends Like These

Indonesia's ambitious new president has plenty of problems. But the biggest headache may come from his own allies.

Transitions

A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma

Burma has a long and rich tradition of student protest. Now it's coming alive again.

Shadow Government

Rescuing George Shultz, the Best Secretary of State You’ve Never Heard Of

What if America had a remarkably effective secretary of state, yet almost 95 percent of international relations professors didn’t know it? That may sound like ...

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