Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: today’s nominee, Paul Bracken

Over the past few days, we’ve been sharing interviews with the authors nominated for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize. A literary award for the year’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. The award is sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in cooperation with Foreign Policy. The ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Over the past few days, we've been sharing interviews with the authors nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize. A literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs.

The award is sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in cooperation with Foreign Policy. The interviews are conducted by Rob Steiner, former Wall Street Journal correspondent and director of fellowships in international journalism at the Munk School.  

Next up is Yale political scientist Paul Bracken. Here's the jury's citation for The Second Nuclear Age:

Over the past few days, we’ve been sharing interviews with the authors nominated for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize. A literary award for the year’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs.

The award is sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in cooperation with Foreign Policy. The interviews are conducted by Rob Steiner, former Wall Street Journal correspondent and director of fellowships in international journalism at the Munk School.  

Next up is Yale political scientist Paul Bracken. Here’s the jury’s citation for The Second Nuclear Age:

The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger and the New Power Politics by Paul Bracken urges an end to complacency about nuclear strategy post-Cold War. With deep personal experience in the field, Bracken examines regional nuclear theatres that barely existed under the 20th Century’s duopoly, and makes the case for new paradigms of conflict management in a far more volatile nuclear game.  This is a cautionary treatise of profound potential significance in a newly multilateral world.” 

You can listen to the interview here.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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