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Scowcroft, Brent

Overview
Works: 103 works in 217 publications in 6 languages and 9,228 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Biography  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Commentator, Editor, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: E881, 327.73009049
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brent Scowcroft
A world transformed by George Bush ( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,924 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 )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,783 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 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Military service in the United States ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western interests and U.S. policy options in the Caribbean Basin : report of the Atlantic Council's Working Group on the Caribbean Basin by Grupo de Trabajo del Consejo Atlántico sobre la Cuenca del Caribe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 450 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
The man nobody knew ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 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
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 233 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 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 227 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
Condoleezza Rice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As National Security Advisor, she has one of the most demanding and important jobs on earth. As one of the few African Americans to hold a high position in the Bush administration, she is both an inspiration and a lightning rod for controversy. Condoleezza is the first woman to hold the post of National Security Advisor, she is an accomplished pianist and hopes one day to be commissioner of the National Football League. For now, however, her time is devoted to the evolving fight against terror and sifting the many conflicting views on the issue in order to present them clearly and concisely to President Bush
Defending peace and freedom : toward strategic stability in the year 2000 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forfattere: Leon Sloss, Stanley J. Heginbotham, Thomas H. Etzold, Walter Slocombe, Franz-Joseph Schulze, Joseph S. Nye, Fred S. Hoffman, Barry M. Blechman, Sidney N. Graybeal og V. Zhurkin
U.S. nuclear weapons policy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 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
American interests in South Asia : building a grand strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 96 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
Foreign policy, military strategy and defense management by Brent Scowcroft ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A world transformed by George Bush ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The former president and his national security adviser share their thoughts on the tumultuous international events of his administration, from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany to the Gulf War
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 )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 60 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
A More effective civil space program : the final report of the CSIS Study of Civil Space Policy by John H McElroy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil-military relations in America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
À la Maison Blanche : 4 ans pour changer le monde by George Bush ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le récit des relations du président américain George Bush avec ses homologues de diverses grandes puissances et son attitude et ses choix en divers moments importants des relations internationales
 
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