A group of influential intellectuals—and personal friends—passed away in 2021.
Dole’s Bosnia advocacy throughout the 1992-1995 war made him the most consequential Bosnia hawk in Congress.
The first Black secretary of state and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.
John Ruggie straddled the worlds of academia and policymaking—and was a powerful force in each.
A tribute to Gail Omvedt, a white American sociologist who left Dalits in mourning.
His thinking on arms control proved prescient—but the howls reverberate to this day.
The two-time defense secretary’s hubris helped shape twin quagmires for U.S. forces.
Reagan’s top diplomat ended the Cold War and reshaped the world.
The Nobel Peace Laureate helped bring nearly three decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland to an end. But reconciliation between the country’s communities remains unrealized.
A key foreign-policy guide to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, Scowcroft helped shape the National Security Council as we now know it.