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.
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 Argentine legend is remembered both for his on-field prowess and his off-field political activism, especially in Latin America.
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.