An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq.
The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America—a half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a disco where women showed up in hot pants, a movie theater that screened shoot-’em-up films, an all-you-could-eat buffet piled high with pork, a shopping mall that sold pornographic movies, a parking lot filled with shiny new SUVs, and a snappy dry-cleaning service—much of it run by Halliburton. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents, Chandrasekaran tells the story of the people and ideas that inhabited the Green Zone during the occupation, from the imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III to the fleet of twentysomethings hired to implement the idea that Americans could build a Jeffersonian democracy in an embattled Middle Eastern country.
In the vacuum of postwar planning, Bremer ignores what Iraqis tell him they want or need and instead pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions—a flat tax, a sell-off of Iraqi government assets, and an end to food rationing. His underlings spend their days drawing up pie-in-the-sky policies, among them a new traffic code and a law protecting microchip designs, instead of rebuilding lootedbuildings and restoring electricity production. His almost comic initiatives anger the locals and help fuel the insurgency.
Chandrasekaran details Bernard Kerik’s ludicrous attempt to train the Iraqi police and brings to light lesser known but typical travesties: the case of the twenty-four-year-old who had never worked in finance put in charge of reestablishing Baghdad’s stock exchange; a contractor with no previous experience paid millions to guard a closed airport; a State Department employee forced to bribe Americans to enlist their help in preventing Iraqi weapons scientists from defecting to Iran; Americans willing to serve in Iraq screened by White House officials for their views on Roe v. Wade; people with prior expertise in the Middle East excluded in favor of lesser-qualified Republican Party loyalists. Finally, he describes Bremer’s ignominious departure in 2004, fleeing secretly in a helicopter two days ahead of schedule.
This is a startling portrait of an Oz-like place where a vital aspect of our government’s folly in Iraq played out. It is a book certain to be talked about for years to come.
George R. R. Martin - A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold
Reissued for September 2011 in B format. Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North, but his defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne. And Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.
George R. R. Martin - A Storm of Swords
The third volume of the high fantasy saga that began with A Game of Thrones and continued in A Clash of Kings is one of the more rewarding examples of gigantism in contemporary fantasy. As Martin's richly imagined world slides closer to its 10-year winter, both the weather and the warfare worsen. In the north, King Joffrey of House Lannister sits uneasily on the Iron Throne. With the aid of a peasant wench, Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer, escapes from jail in Riverrun. Jaime goes to the other youthful ruler, Robb Stark, to secure the release of Joffrey's prisoners, Robb's sisters Arya and Sansa Stark. Meanwhile, in the south, Queen Daenarys tries to assert her claim to the various thrones with an army of eunuchs, but discovers that she must choose between conquering more and ruling well what she has already taken. The complexity of characters such as Daenarys, Arya and the Kingslayer will keep readers turning even the vast number of pages contained in this volume, for the author, like Tolkien or Jordan, makes us care about their fates. Those two fantasy greats are also evoked by Martin's ability to convey such sensual experiences as the heat of wildfire, the chill of ice, the smell of the sea and the sheer gargantuan indigestibility of the medieval banquet at its most excessive. Perhaps this saga doesn't go as far beyond the previous bounds of high fantasy as some claim, but for most readers it certainly goes far enough to command their attention.
George R. R. Martin - A Dance With Dragons: After the Feast
The fifth volume, part two of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault! On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.
George R. R. Martin - A Feast for Crows
Crows will fight over a dead man's flesh, and kill each other for his eyes. Bloodthirsty, teracherous and cunning, the Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.
George R. R. Martin - A Dance With Dragons: Dreams and Dust
The fifth volume, part one of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King's Landing with a price on his head. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone -- a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.
George R. R. Martin - A Clash of Kings
The second novel of Martin's titanic Song of Ice and Fire saga (A Game of Thrones, 1996) begins with Princess Arya Stark fleeing her dead father's capital of King's Landing, disguised as a boy. It ends with the princess, now known as Weasel, having led the liberation of the accursed castle of Harrenhal. In between, her actions map the further course of a truly epic fantasy set in a world bedecked with 8000 years of history, beset by an imminent winter that will last 10 years and bedazzled by swords and spells wielded to devastating effect by the scrupulous and unscrupulous alike. Standout characters besides Arya include Queen Cersei, so lacking in morals that she becomes almost pitiable; the queen's brother, the relentlessly ingenious dwarf Tyrion Lannister; and Arya's brother, Prince Brandon, crippled except when he runs with the wolves in his dreams. The novel is notable particularly for the lived-in quality of its world, created through abundant detail that dramatically increases narrative length even as it aids suspension of disbelief; for the comparatively modest role of magic (although with one ambitious young woman raising a trio of dragons, that may change in future volumes); and for its magnificent action-filled climax, an amphibious assault on King's Landing, now ruled by the evil Queen Cersei. Martin may not rival Tolkien or Robert Jordan, but he ranks with such accomplished medievalists of fantasy as Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. Here, he provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites?and this is only the second course of a repast with no end in sight. Author tour.
Gary Brecher - The War Nerd Dispatches
"We’d been living, or rather steeping, in the Nana miasma for a month when Mark Ames called to tell me about NSFWCORP. Which is why, though we both knew how shaky a tentative offer is in this crumbling profession, we didn’t even have to think about our decision. We jumped at it. We’d have been willing to return to the grim bleakness of Saudi, but Nana was too much. Even the chance of a job in the first world was better than marinating in the suspension of geriatric male ego and inept come-ons any longer. We took the first flight out, and I signed on as NSFWCORP’s own War Nerd. It was a glorious fifteen months we had of it, too. I’ll always remember NSFWCORP with gratitude. I honestly liked everyone I met there, which is not exactly my usual response. I can honestly say that there wasn’t a dud in the entire outfit, and that is very, very rare. Well, unless I was the dud, a possibility one must always consider. But you know, I looked over the articles I did for NSFWCORP, and to my surprise I got most things right. I’m not one of my biggest fans, and I was honestly surprised by that. Pleasantly surprised, obviously." Here, collected for the first time, are all of Gary Brecher's blistering War Nerd columns for NSFWCORP. Featuring 50 full-length essays, reaching from Fresno to the Congo, via Syria, Saudi and all points between -- plus a never-before-published introductory essay.
Bob Woodward - A parancsnokok
Bob Woodward nevét 1972-ben a Watergate-botrány tette ismertté Amerikában, s 1974-ben Carl Bersteinnel közösen írt könyvük, Az elnök emberei (All the President's Men) a mai napig is az oknyomozó újságírás bibliája. Woodward azóta is hű maradt a Washington Posthoz és a műfajhoz. Ez a munkája az amerikai hadügyminisztériumba és az amerikai politika legfelsőbb köreibe kalauzolja el az olvasót. Amikor Woodward hozzáfogott A parancsnokok megírásához, még nem sejtette, hogy tényfeltáró munkája egybe fog esni a Vietnam utáni legnagyobb amerikai katonai akcióval, az Öböl-háborúval. Szerencséjére, és a mi szerencsénkre is, testközelből figyelhette, ahogy mozgásba lendül az amerikai politikai és katonai gépezet, ahogy kialakul a Szaddam-ellenes koalíció, és kezdetét veszi a háború. A világ legismertebb újságírójaként Woodwardnak bejárása van a hatalom legszűkebb köreibe, és informátorok százai szállították számára a híreket. Írásából a magyar szemnek eddig ismeretlen, mégis fontos és érdekfeszítő világ tárul fel.
Judith Miller - Szaddám Huszein és az Öböl-válság
A két amerikai szerző - egyikük a New York Times tudósítója, másikuk a Harvard egyetemen ad elő - Szaddám Huszeint, az iraki elnököt olyan biciklistához hasonlítja, aki "keskeny ülésen ül, és ha nem mozog, felbukik". A modern Irak története és Szaddám, a "takríti maffiafőnök" pályafutása olyan izgalmas, mint a legagyafúrtabb krimi, és olyan véres, mint egy shakespeare-i királydráma. Irak valóságos orwelli rémálom. Ez a könyv megérteti, hogyan jutott el ez az állam és mindenható uralkodója odáig, hogy lerohanja és annektálja szomszédját, a kicsi, ám dúsgazdag Kuvaitot. Ennek következménye az, hogy ma közel egymillió katona néz egymással farkasszemet a sivatagban, a szaúdi-kuvaiti határon, és a háború napról napra elkerülhetetlenebbnek látszik. Judith Miller és Laurie Mylroie könyve tényekben gazdag, rendkívül informatív és egyben szinte letehetetlenül izgalmas olvasmány.
George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
In a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. After more than a decade devoted primarily to TV and screen work, Martin (The Armageddon Rag, 1983) makes a triumphant return to high fantasy with this extraordinarily rich new novel, the first of a trilogy. Although conventional in form, the book stands out from similar work by Eddings, Brooks and others by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness. Although the romance of chivalry is central to the culture of the Seven Kingdoms, and tournaments, derring-do and handsome knights abound, these trappings merely give cover to dangerous men and women who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. When Lord Stark of Winterfell, an honest man, comes south to act as the King's chief councilor, no amount of heroism or good intentions can keep the realm under control. It is fascinating to watch Martin's characters mature and grow, particularly Stark's children, who stand at the center of the book. Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes, including Hugos, Nebulas, Locus Awards and a Bram Stoker. He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least. Major ad/promo.
George R. R. Martin - The Winds of Winter
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers "very early" in The Winds of Winter, saying "I'm going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen—the battle of Slaver's Bay. And then take it from there."
Páva István - Jelentések a Harmadik Birodalomból
A könyv a szerző korábbi, közönségsikert aratott munkáinak (Trianon-Belvedere-hadbalépés, 1994; Ország a hadak útján. Magyarország és a második világháború, 1996) sajátos folytatása, középpontjában a németországi magyar diplomáciai képviselet mindezidáig részleteiben nem vizsgált szerepének elemzésével. A kötet első része bemutatja az önálló magyar katonai attaséi szolgálat megalakulását az első világháborút követő években, kiemelve Sztójay Döme szerepét e szervezet létrehozásában. A háború alatti katonai attasé, Homlok Sándor altábornagy életpályájának ismertetésével párhuzamosan elemzi az 1938-1942 közötti évek katonapolitikai eseményeit. A második rész kronologikus feldolgozásban mutatja be a háború történéseit, annak visszatükröződését a berlini követség jelentéseiben, ül. ezek hatását a hazai katonai és politikai vezetés magatartására 1942-1943-ban. A harmadik rész a háború végkifejletével, valamint a diplomáciai képviselet megszűnésének folyamatával foglalkozik. A monográfia mellékleteként olvashatók Homlok Sándor és néhány konzulátus (Bécs, Prága, München) jelentései, valamint az un. Kardos hagyaték. Páva István (1928) évtizedek óta folytatott kutatásainak újabb eredményeit tartalmazza ez a könyv, amely a második világháború magyar vonatkozású történéseinek néhány meghatározó jelentőségű kérdését vizsgálja, olyanokat, melyek többnyire eddig feltáratlanok voltak. Az itt először közzétett dokumentumokkal együtt valódi hiánypótló munkát vehet kesébe a szakember és az érdeklődő olvasó.
Ken Follett - Edge of Eternity
EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy. Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution – and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives.…George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own.…Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined.…Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw – and into history. As always with Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again.
Horváth Pál - Mezopotámia háborúi - Háború az olajért
A Perzsa-öböl háborúiról már nagyon sok értékelés, leírás látott napvilágot. Nem vitatható, hogy a városállamok között több ezer évvel ezelőtt már folytak háborúskodások a vizek birtoklásáért. Később Mezopotámia népei véres háborúkat vívtak a Róma örökébe lépő Bizánccal, a görög (makedón) és perzsa uralkodókkal. Az arabok a kádiszijjai csata után elfoglalják a "Folyóközt" és Kalifátust alapítanak. A háborúk tovább folytatódnak és a perzsák, a törökök, az egyiptomiak, majd a mongol hordák fosztják ki és perzselik fel a térséget és Bagdadot. A több évszázados török uralom az I. világháború után véget ér, hogy átadja helyét a brit birodalmi, és a többi nagyhatalmi törekvéseknek. A Perzsa-öböl XX. századi háborúinál legfontosabb szempont közvetlenül mindig a gazdasági, politikai és katonai térnyerés, valamint az évszázad nagy felfedezése az olaj volt, amelynek birtoklása napjainkban is nagyhatalmi érdek, mert akié az olaj azé a gazdasági, politikai és katonai hatalom. A háborús konfliktusok kirobbantásához indok volt bőven, legutóbb Irak esetében a hadműveletek megindítása előtt az egyik indok az volt, hogy nukleáris és tömegpusztító fegyverekét gyárt. Ezeket a fegyvereket azóta sem találják. Sőt 2004. áprilisában kiderült, hogy az iraki nép nem tartja felszabadítónak az amerikaiakat, valamint a szövetségeseiket, és kinyilvánította azt is, hogy nem kér a modern, amerikai típusú liberális demokráciából sem. Milyen következményei lehetnek az iraki konfliktusnak?
Jasinda Wilder - Wounded
War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal. The one impossibility in my life is love. And then I meet HIM. War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man's very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven't been through it, there's no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you're dead. Now the only thing that can save me is HER.
Pertti Ahonen - Gustavo Corni - Jerzy Kochanowski - Rainer Schulze - Tamás Stark - Barbara Stelzl-Marx - Peoples on the Move
BRAND NEW, People on the Move: Forced Population Movements in Europe in the Second World War and Its Aftermath, Pertti Ahonen, Gustavo Corni, Jerzy Kochanowski, Rainer Schulze, Tamas Stark, Europe has a long history of state-led population displacement on ethnic grounds. Presenting a history, this title reconstructs the complex map of forced population displacements that took place across Europe during and immediately after the Second World War.
George Packer - The Assassins' Gate
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration’s war policy and led America to the Assassins’ Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The Assassins’ Gate also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier ’s family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer’s best-selling first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America’s most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam. Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Time, and New York magazine.
Geoffrey Robertson - Crimes Against Humanity
When it was first published in 1999, Crimes Against Humanity called for a radical shift from diplomacy to justice in international affairs. In vivid, non-legalese prose, leading human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson made a riveting case for holding political and military leaders accountable in international courts for genocide, torture, and mass murder. Since then, fearsome figures such as Charles Taylor, Laurent Gbagbo, and Ratko Mladic have been tried in international criminal court, and a global movement has rallied around the human rights framework of justice. Any such legal framework requires constant evolution in order to stay relevant, and this newly revised and expanded volume brings the conversation up to date. In substantial new chapters, Robertson covers the protection of war correspondents, the problem of piracy, crimes against humanity in Syria, nuclear armament in Iran, and other challenges we are grappling with today. He criticizes the Obama administration’s policies around “targeted killing” and the trials of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other “high value” detainees. By rendering a complex debate accessible, Robertson once again provides an essential guide for anyone looking to understand human rights and how to work toward a more complete blueprint for justice.
Chris Greenhalgh - Seducing Ingrid Bergman
Chris Greenhalgh, screenwriter of the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Casablanca actress Ingrid Bergman and legendary photographer Robert Capa, in this heart-wrenching novel Seducing Ingrid Bergman. June, 1945. In newly liberated Paris, battle-ravaged photographer Robert Capa is drowning his sorrows. After ten years of recording horror and violence, he longs for for a diversion. Ingrid Bergman has been sent to entertain the troops and when she walks into the Ritz Hotel, Capa is enchanted. From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted. Ingrid, tired of her passionless marriage, and her controlling film studio, is desperate for freedom and excitement. And Capa is willing to oblige. Dinners in cafés he can't afford. Night walks along the Seine. Dancing barefoot in nightclubs. Trysts in hotel rooms. He brings her back to life and she fills the hole inside him. With everything at stake, both Capa and Ingrid are presented with terrible choices. Full of the romantic glamour of 40s Paris and Hollywood, Seducing Ingrid Bergman tells the heart-wrenching story of the secret affair between the iconic Casablanca star and the famous photographer.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.