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Scowcroft, Brent

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A world transformed by George Bush( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former President Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, tell the story of tumultuous years. Here are behind-the-scenes accounts of critical meetings in the White House and of summit conferences in Europe and the United States, interspersed with excerpts from Mr. Bush's diary. We are given fresh and intriguing views of world leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterrand - and witness the importance of personal relationships in diplomacy. There is the dramatic description of how President Bush put together the alliance against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. There are the intensive diplomatic exchanges with Beijing following the events of Tiananmen Square, and the intricate negotiations leading up to German reunification. And there is the sometimes poignant, sometimes grim portrayal of Gorbachev's final years in power
America and the world : conversations on the future of American foreign policy by Zbigniew Brzezinski( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The status of the United States as a world power, and the nature of power itself, are at a historic turning point, a time when the nation's decisions could determine how long it remains a superpower. It is essential that we understand and adapt to the new security environment in which we find ourselves. Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, both former National Security Advisors under markedly different administrations, dissect, in moderated conversations, the most significant foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.: the Middle East, Russia, China, Europe, the developing world, the changing nature of power in a globalized world, and what Brzezinski has called the "global political awakening." While one author is a Republican and the other a Democrat, they broadly agree on the need to adapt to a new international environment. Where they disagree, their exchanges are always both deeply informed and provocative.--From publisher description
The Tower Commission report : the full text of the President's Special Review Board by United States( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history
Military service in the United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man nobody knew : in search of my father CIA spymaster William Colby( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question, until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the CIA's 'family jewels' - their darkest, deepest secrets. Told by his son Carl Colby, William Colby's story unmasks the lies, truths, sacrifices, and casualties of a covert spy
Western interests and U.S. policy options in the Caribbean Basin : report of the Atlantic Council's Working Group on the Caribbean Basin( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward greater peace and security in Colombia : forging a constructive U.S. policy : report of an independent task force( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombia's rampant lawlessness, insecurity, and corruption represent one of the major threats to democracy and economic progress in Latin America. The stakes are that high, according to this independent Task Force report. Co-chaired by Senator Bob Graham and General Brent Scowcroft, the Task Force recommends a four-point strategy to respond to the deteriorating situation. Toward Greater Peace and Security in Colombia calls for a multi-track approach that supports Colombia's efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation by helping to professionalize the country's military forces, curtail widespread human rights abuses, strengthen political, judicial, and social reform efforts, and restore the economy. The Task Force urges a longer-term policy that goes beyond the emphasis on fighting drugs. The country's problems are more complex, and stem from the state's inability to protect its citizens. The report outlines the key U.S. interests at stake in Colombia, and makes it clear that any long-term solution to Colombia's problems will require the United States to curb its own demand for drugs. While the responsibility for finding a solution depends on the Colombians, the United States and the international community can and must assist the troubled country in its struggle for peace. The United States needs to pursue a more vigorous multilateral approach and mobilize support from other countries in Latin America and Europe, along with relevant international bodies, to make progress in carrying out political and diplomatic efforts, combating illegal narcotics, and extending economic and trade benefits to Colombia. A comprehensive U.S. policy that brings together military, political, and socio-economic dimensions can best contribute to strengthening the legitimacy and effectiveness of the Colombian government, and to supporting its people in their fight for democracy
In the wake of war : improving U.S. post-conflict capabilities : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Samuel R Berger( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting and urges the United States to equalize the importance of the two. The report argues that the United States must acknowledge that war-fighting has two important dimensions: winning the war and winning the peace. The Task Force, cochaired by former national security advisers Samuel R. Berger and Brent Scowcroft and directed by retired Army Major General William L. Nash, finds that to succeed, initial military combat operations require advance planning and a substantial commitment of money and manpower. The same is true for the subsequent phase of conflict, commonly called nation-building, and known inside the Pentagon as "stabilization and reconstruction." The failure to take this phase of conflict as seriously as initial combat operations has had serious consequences for the United States, not just in Iraq but, more broadly, for international efforts to stabilize and rebuild nations after conflict. The U.S. government is currently poorly organized for the task of nation-building. The higher priority now accorded to nation-building has yet to be matched by a comprehensive policy or institutional capacity within the U.S. government to engage successfully in stabilization and reconstruction missions, the report says. The Task Force calls on the president to make it clear that building America's capability to conduct stabilization and reconstruction operations will be a top foreign policy priority. The report recommends concrete ways for the Bush administration to reorganize to take on these challenges, including giving greater authority to the State Department
American interests in South Asia : building a grand strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India by Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Interests in South Asia: Building a Grand Strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, is the latest in a series of policy books stemming from the Aspen Strategy Group's annual summer workshop. The book contains a collection of commissioned papers that provide an intensive exploration of the interconnected national security challenges posed by the events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Chapters focus on the lessons from history and balance of power in the region, the current strategy in Afghanistan, the effect of American foreign assistance and private sector development, and the implications for the United States of India-Pakistan relations Together, these chapters seek to further collective understanding of the current issues facing the region and help policymakers find a way to cope with what has become one of America's most pressing security problems
Securing cyberspace : a new domain for national security( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2011 Aspen Strategy Group workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers examine the complexities of the emerging cyber threat, as well as the possibilities -- and inherent challenges -- of crafting effective domestic and international cyber policy. Authors explore topics such as the economic impact of cyber crime, cyber as a new dimension of warfare, the revolutionary potential of internet freedom, and the future realities the United States will face in the new age of heightened internet connectivity
Defending peace and freedom : toward strategic stability in the year 2000 by Brent Scowcroft( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resultatet af et møde om strategisk stabilitet i fremtiden
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report notes that in the near term nuclear weapons will remain a fundamental element of U.S. national security. For this reason it emphasizes the importance of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable deterrent nuclear force and makes recommendations on this front. The report also offers measures to advance important goals such as preventing nuclear terrorism and bolstering the nuclear nonproliferation regime -- foreword (ix)
The crisis with Russia( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind spot : America's response to radicalism in the Middle East by R. Nicholas Burns( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condoleezza Rice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-faceted portrait of one of the most enigmatic figures in the Bush Administration
Berlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth by Frederick Kempe( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was more decisive in shaping the Cold War -- and more perilous. It was during that hot summer that the Berlin Wall was constructed, which would divide the world for another twenty-eight years. Then two months after the barrier went up, and for the first time in history, American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood arrayed against each other, mere yards apart. One mistake. one nervous soldier, one overzealous commander -- and the tripwire would be sprung for a war that could go nuclear in a heartbeat. On one side was a young, untested U.S. president still reeling from the Bay of Pigs disaster and a humiliating summit meeting that left him grasping for ways to respond. It would add up to be one of teh worst first-year foreign policy performances of any mosder American president. On the other side was a Soviet premier hemmed in by the Chinese, East Germans, and hard-liners in his own government. With an all important Party Congress approachcing, he knew Berlin meant the difference not only for the Kremlin's hold on its empire -- but also for his hold on the Kremlin. Neither man really understood the other; each cynically tried to manipulate events. And so, week by week, they crept closer to the brink."--Back cover
The instruments and institutions of American purpose by Robert Gallucci( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From August 3-8, 2008, the Aspen Strategy Group gathered in Aspen, Colorado to assess the instruments and institutions of American power and purpose. Aspen Strategy Group members, government officials, academics, and journalists formed a bipartisan group of foreign policy and national security practitioners from a wide range of government agencies. This publication is a collection of the fifteen papers that were used to guide their discussions during the course of the conference, along with a scene setter and concluding observations."--from the Acknowledgments
Foreign policy, military strategy and defense management by Brent Scowcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differentiated containment : U.S. policy toward Iran and Iraq, report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Zbigniew Brzezinski( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War II, the United States has identified the security and stability of the Gulf region as a vital national interest. This publication presents two documents. The first, Differentiated Containment: U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Iraq, is the report of the Cochairs of an Independent Task Force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. The report, by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, serves as the Statement of the Task Force and also appeared in the May/June 1997 issue of Foreign Affairs. The second document, Gulf Stability and Security and Its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, contains the Statement and Recommendations of an Independent Study Group also sponsored by the Council. As defined in these two documents, the Gulf region includes Iran, Iraq, and the members states of the Gulf Cooperation Council--Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and theUnited Arab Emirates. The Task Force met four times in 1996-97. Its Co-Chairs traveled to the region in March 1997 to make their first-hand review of the situation. The Study Group met seven times in 1996, and its deliberations were summarized in a report drafted by Dr. Shibley Telhami of Cornell University. Neither group achieved a full consensus on how the United States might better assist in maintaining Gulf security and stability, and some significant dissenting opinions have been noted. The groups' reports provide a number of recommendations for Washington's consideration that we hope will receive serious attention. For those interested in examining the context of current U.S.policy toward the Gulf, the Background Materials section of this publication provides a variety of primary sources. They include official documents and statements of the U.N. Security Council and the U.S. government; a Foreign Affairs article by Anthony Lake, assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1993 to 1997; an article on Iran by an Israeli defense analyst; a press interview with the German foreign minister concerning the German court verdict in the so-called Mykonos case; excerpts from the March 1997 communique, of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council; and a summary of a recent conference on Gulf security held in Abu Dhabi
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America and the world : conversations on the future of American foreign policy
America and the world : conversations on the future of American foreign policyToward greater peace and security in Colombia : forging a constructive U.S. policy : report of an independent task forceIn the wake of war : improving U.S. post-conflict capabilities : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsU.S. Nuclear Weapons PolicyBerlin 1961 : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earthDifferentiated containment : U.S. policy toward Iran and Iraq, report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsBehind the Desert Storm : a secret archive stolen from the Kremlin that sheds new light on the Arab revolutions in the Middle East
Alternative Names
Brent Scowcroft Amerikaans officier

Brent Scowcroft US-amerikanischer Generalleutnant, Militärassistent von Präsident Richard Nixon, Sicherheitsberater der Präsidenten Gerald Ford und George Bush

Brent Soukroft

Skaukroftas Brentas

Skoukroft, Brent.

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Брент Скоукрофт

Скоукрофт, Брент

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