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Jeremi Suri

Entries by Jeremi Suri

A Chance for Bush to Salvage his Foreign Policy

(6) Comments | Posted July 30, 2007 | 2:04 PM

In July 1971 Henry Kissinger, acting as President Richard Nixon's special representative, secretly traveled to Beijing. Kissinger's voyage provided the basis for a dramatic opening in relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China -- two nations estranged from one another, and often on the brink of...

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Eliminate the President's Monarchical Privilege

(8) Comments | Posted July 6, 2007 | 5:30 PM

President George W. Bush's recent move to commute the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby follows historical precedent and constitutional prerogative. Nearly every recent president -- including Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton -- used executive authority to save former associates from legal sanction, especially prolonged...

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A New Muscular Humanitarianism?

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2007 | 10:46 PM

Bernard Kouchner, the new foreign minister of France, is the most exciting international policy-maker today. He defies all of the simple categories. Kouchner is a socialist working for a newly elected rightist government in France. He is one of the most vocal advocates of human rights in the world, and...

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Happy Birthday, Henry Kissinger!

(18) Comments | Posted May 27, 2007 | 12:16 PM

On May 27, Henry Kissinger turns 84. He is, without doubt, the most influential and controversial foreign policy maker of the last half century. He is, for better or worse, a continued presence in the White House and other leadership circles around the world. At 84, this German-Jewish immigrant is...

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Why I Love Tony Blair

(43) Comments | Posted May 18, 2007 | 6:49 PM

When I think back to the horrible days surrounding the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, only one man stands out in my memory for his eloquence, his moral vision, and his confidence. The man I have in mind is not George w. Bush. Nor is it Rudi Giuliani. I am thinking of...

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The End of Socialism in Europe

(81) Comments | Posted May 6, 2007 | 5:51 PM

Sunday's election of Nicolas Sarkozy as the new president of France marks the end of socialism as a viable political ideology in Europe. Sarkozy's defeated opponent, Segolene Royal, represented the most prominent socialist party in Western Europe. This is a party that has not occupied the presidency of France since...

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A New Transatlantic Moment?

(4) Comments | Posted May 1, 2007 | 11:00 AM

I have spent the last four months in Europe talking with diverse people - from students to government figures - about the future of U.S.-European relations. Despite frequent criticisms of U.S. policy in Iraq, the vast majority of Europeans are more pro-American than ever before. What do I mean?


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