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Category Archives: Commentary
An Enduring Cold War Mystery
Last week was the 75th anniversary of the murder or suicide of Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia. Read a startling assessment of what might have happened to a man crushed by the struggle between West and East.
The Painful Loss and End of an Era
With the unexpected death of my dear sister Anne and the passing of two world leaders, it is time to rethink what their legacies tell us about our responsibilities to the future.
The Passing of a “North Star”
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.
My Summer of Reflection
“Bombshell” is a popular word these days, perhaps because for once it really does seem to describe our times.
A D-Day Lesson for Today
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 Fog of War and other Thoughts about Today
The risks of war and the power of moral clarity cannot be underestimated.
Risk and Disruption
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.
The Importance of Enduring Principles
So many of the assumptions we took for granted during the Cold War and post-Cold War world are now inadequate and outdated as we think through our next steps.