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Richard Holbrooke Dead

Midnight Moments: Exposing the Truth and Taking Full Responsibility for Afghanistan

Rory Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Stewart

Last January, Richard Holbrooke called my cell phone at midnight. He wanted to quiz me on Afghanistan. The energy of this man, thirty years older than me, at one in the morning shook me.

Remembering the Great White Shark of American Diplomacy

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

I did not know Holbrooke that well. Then again, I wonder if I ever could know someone as peripatetic as he was. Holbrooke was a political and diplomatic Great White Shark. Intellectually powerful, scaldingly opinionated, indefatigable.

Richard Holbrooke's Game-Changing Diplomacy

Parag Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parag Khanna

A chief lesson all diplomats need to learn from Holbrooke is that diplomats have a higher calling than just representing the "national interest." They should think fundamentally about the end-state -- helping others help themselves.

What We Can Learn About Living From Richard Holbrooke's Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Richard Holbrooke's sudden death of an aortic tear this Monday came as a shock to his friends, colleagues, and the public who knew him as a robust and...

Richard Holbrooke: A Self-Described "Idealistic Realist, or Realistic Idealist"

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rosen

Historically, lead diplomats have adhered to one school of thought -- I wanted to understand why Richard Holbrooke was different.

Was Richard Holbrooke Right About The Afghanistan War?

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Obama called him "a true giant of American foreign policy who has made America stronger, safer and more respected." A spokesman for Karzai told the...

Richard Holbrooke: A Consummate Insider Who Left Us Wanting More

Stephen Kinzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kinzer

Holbrooke was among the country's most extraordinary modern diplomats. Would that he had searched his soul more deeply at the end, so that we might have learned more from him.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Admin Downplays Holbrook's Last Words On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday that the reported last words of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, its point person on Afghanista...

Richard Holbrooke: A Steadfast Supporter of Afghan Women

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

While the world feels the loss of a veteran diplomat who loved his work and believed in his nation's promise, it is important to remember the principles for which Richard Holbrooke fought tirelessly.

The Greatness of Richard Holbrooke

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday, may well have been America's greatest diplomat of the past several decades.

Richard Holbrooke Dies

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia pea...