In an interview this weekend with British TV channel Sky News, Susan Eisenhower reflects on Queen Elizabeth II’s special friendship with Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.
“Bombshell” is a popular word these days, perhaps because for once it really does seem to describe our times.
We reflect today and honor those who participated in World War II’s D-Day, the largest combined military operation in history. The man who led the invasion and took full responsibility for the outcome, in success or failure, leaves us with an important reminder: the power and the importance of optimism.
The risks of war and the power of moral clarity cannot be underestimated.
Recent events have taken me to speak about their long-term strategic implications. Watch and listen to a podcast and video appearance on these topics.
So many of the assumptions we took for granted during the Cold War and post-Cold War world are now inadequate and outdated as we think through our next steps.
At the core of much that ails us is a profound question that has been largely ignored.
On Christmas day, the world lost one of the giants of the ecology and climate field. Dr. Tom Lovejoy managed to unite his many years of rigorous scientific research on biodiversity with climate activism, while giving back to his family and friends. I was inspired by both his work and his friendship.
As we near the end of the year, there is reason to reflect on other times of hardship and dislocation. We have reasons to seek perspective and to ponder, with gratitude, the many people today who are seeking to find the humanity in our unresolved problems.