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- Chris Salisbury on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s victory May 18, 2019
- Live: The Full Flower Blue Moon蓝月亮 May 18, 2019
- UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu May 18, 2019
- American farmers take the fall for US-China trade war… yet Trump believes benefits are to come May 18, 2019
- Museums push to get more young people in the doors May 17, 2019
- How are youth forcing world leaders to act on climate change? May 17, 2019
- NEW GAMBIA DEVELOPMENT PLANS ON CONSTRUCTION OF FEEDER ROADS IS A COMMITMENT TO THIS GOVERNMENT May 17, 2019
- Earth Day Feed the 5000 Extinction Rebellion⌛( Marble Arch 22.4.19) May 17, 2019
- Cultivating equality in the food system | Danielle Nierenberg | TEDxManhattan May 17, 2019
- Sahara Forest Project: From vision to reality May 17, 2019
- “Food systems transformation” Discussion by leaders from IRRI, IWMI, and WorldFish May 17, 2019
- IPCC Released Its New Report on Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (08 October 2018) May 17, 2019
- What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2) – YouTube May 17, 2019
- From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age May 16, 2019
- J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos May 16, 2019
- Displaced Cameroonians struggle to survive May 16, 2019
- Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann May 16, 2019
- Sick Pigs from GMO Foods | Interview with Jeffery Smith May 16, 2019
- Stories of extreme sea level rise | Dr Tamsin Edwards May 16, 2019
- Deleted Blade Runner scene: Mexico City covered with ash & smoke from raging wildfires May 16, 2019
- The Health Dangers of Roundup (glyphosate) Herbicide. Jeffrey Smith & Stephanie Seneff May 15, 2019
- Soil erosion is threatening our food security May 15, 2019
- Carbon Levels in Atmosphere Reach Highest Ever in Human History May 15, 2019
- CA Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Over $2 Billion in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit May 15, 2019
- “New economic and moral foundations for the Anthropocene” with Prof Eric Beinhocker May 15, 2019
- Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing May 13, 2019
- Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “A Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Cha nge & Inequality May 13, 2019
- History in the Digital Age: New Technologies, New Data, New Insights, New Questions | EV & N – 313 – CCTV May 12, 2019
- History in the Digital Age Significantly Advanced by the History Design Studio (HDS) May 12, 2019
- Story of an iPhone: Analytics in Supply Chain Decisions May 12, 2019
- Walmart Supply Chain May 12, 2019
- Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Living – Trailer May 12, 2019
- If Iran does something near Strait of Hormuz, reaction will be ‘cataclysmic’: Expert May 12, 2019
- Pilger: Why are we threatening Iran? – YouTube May 12, 2019
- Paris tourist trap drowned in fake blood by environmental activists May 12, 2019
- If Greenland’s Ice Melts, Sea Levels Rise 23 Feet | Video May 12, 2019
- Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming May 12, 2019
- Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic city fight to stay above water May 12, 2019
- Could desalination help prevent water wars in the Middle East? May 12, 2019
- You are cordially invited to attend the opening of “Footprints Across Time” May 11, 2019
- Rats, Lice and History – Hans Zinsser May 11, 2019
- How drought and the fight for water is splitting the state of California – YouTube May 10, 2019
- How clean meat will change the food industry – Docu May 10, 2019
- Bezos goes all blue May 10, 2019
- Billion Dollar Loser: NYT Report on Trump’s Taxes & Massive Losses May Prompt Fraud Investigation May 10, 2019
- Deutsche Bank Is The ‘Rosetta Stone’ To Unlock Trump Finances, Journalist Says : NPR May 10, 2019
- No Lessons Learned From Deepwater Horizon; Offshore Drilling Regulations Get Rolled Back May 10, 2019
- What Greed has Done: Chris Hedges May 10, 2019
- A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel | Fatal Silence May 10, 2019
- The Gambia May 10, 2019
Daily Archives: May 14, 2018
Published on Apr 9, 2007
Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott discuses his career, his work, and his latest thoughts on U.S. foreign policy. This event took place at Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters on April 9, 2007, as part of the Authors@Google series.
Published on Feb 7, 2013
Click here for full video or audio of this event: http://goo.gl/omJa1 Click here to buy “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin”: http://goo.gl/9g7aL On February 6, 2012, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted the launch of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin featuring a panel discussion to explore how Vladimir Putin has singularly defined Russian leadership and its role in the world in the new century. The discussion featured Hill and Gaddy, who will examine how Putin has turned himself into the ultimate political performance artist and how his identities have shaped the way the political and economic system operates today in Russia. Brookings President Strobe Talbott, who served in the U.S. State Department from 1993 to 2001 as ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union and then as deputy secretary, also joined the panel. In this clip, Strobe Talbott comments that Vladimir Putin wants to be seen as the antithesis of his predecessors and he wants the world to know that Russia is not needy and will do things in its own way.
The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation: Strobe Talbott
A Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton administration draws on personal and historical sources to chronicle humanity’s efforts to secure protection and profitability through the establishment of empires, the waging of wars, and the forging of modern global alliances, in an account that seeks to expose damages inflicted by the Bush administration. 50,000 first printing.
This dramatic narrative of breathtaking scope and riveting focus puts the “story” back into history. It is the saga of how the most ambitious of big ideas — that a world made up of many nations can govern itself peacefully — has played out over the millennia. Humankind’s “Great Experiment” goes back to the most ancient of days — – literally to the Garden of Eden — and into the present, with an eye to the future.
Strobe Talbott looks back to the consolidation of tribes into nations — starting with Israel — and the absorption of those nations into the empires of Hammurabi, the Pharaohs, Alexander, the Caesars, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan, the Ottomans, and the Hapsburgs, through incessant wars of territory and religion, to modern alliances and the global conflagrations of the twentieth century.
He traces the breakthroughs and breakdowns of peace along the way: the Pax Romana, the Treaty of Westphalia, the Concert of Europe, the false start of the League of Nations, the creation of the flawed but indispensable United Nations, the effort to build a “new world order” after the cold war, and America’s unique role in modern history as “the master builder” of the international system.
Offering an insider’s view of how the world is governed today, Talbott interweaves through this epic tale personal insights and experiences and takes us with him behind the scenes and into the presence of world leaders as they square off or cut deals with each other. As an acclaimed journalist, he covered the standoff between the superpowers for more than two decades; as a high-level diplomat, he was in the thick of tumultuous events in the 1990s, when the bipolar equilibrium gave way to chaos in the Balkans, the emergence of a new breed of international terrorist, and America’s assertiveness during its “unipolar moment” — which he sees as the latest, but not the last, stage in the Great Experiment.
Talbott concludes with a trenchant critique of the worldview and policies of George W. Bush, whose presidency he calls a “consequential aberration” in the history of American foreign policy. Then, looking beyond the morass in Iraq and the battle for the White House, he argues that the United States can regain the trust of the world by leading the effort to avert the perils of climate change and nuclear catastrophe.
Published on Feb 7, 2013
Click here for full video or audio of this event: http://goo.gl/omJa1 Click here to buy “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin”: http://goo.gl/9g7aL On February 6, 2012, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted the launch of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin featuring a panel discussion to explore how Vladimir Putin has singularly defined Russian leadership and its role in the world in the new century. The discussion featured Hill and Gaddy, who will examine how Putin has turned himself into the ultimate political performance artist and how his identities have shaped the way the political and economic system operates today in Russia. Brookings President Strobe Talbott, who served in the U.S. State Department from 1993 to 2001 as ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union and then as deputy secretary, also joined the panel. In this clip, Strobe Talbott discusses how Russia is changing but Putin’s beliefs and his practices are not. His attitude and inability to modernize the economy and to quiet the growing discontent in the middle class could ultimately be his undoing, Talbott says.
Published on Jan 19, 2010
Saying the President has shed the legacy of unilateralism that plagued the U.S. during the Bush years, Brookings President Strobe Talbott gives Obama an A- for his actions on nuclear proliferation and climate change.
Published on Apr 18, 2015
Strobe Talbott discusses relations with Russia