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Nils Daniel Carl Bildt is a Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994. He was the leader of the Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999.
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Venice
Jan Morris - Sep 30, 2004 (first published in 1960)
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The classic evocation of Venice, acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written about the city.'Entertaining, ironical, witty, high spirited and appreciative . . . Both melancholy and gay and worldly, I think of it now as among the best books on Venice; indeed as the best modern book about a city that I have ever read.' Geoffrey Grigson'One of t...
Carl Bildt
Nov 27, 2020
Jan Morris deserves a superb obituary. Her books - Venice, Trieste and many others - are jewels for eternity.      source
Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere
Jan Morris - Sep 01, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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Here's a book for lovers of all things Italian. This city on the Adriatic has always tantalized Jan Morris with its moodiness and changeability. After visiting Trieste for more than half a century, she has come to see it as a touchstone for her interests and preoccupations: cities, seas, empires. It has even come to reflect her own life in its love...
Carl Bildt
Nov 27, 2020
Jan Morris deserves a superb obituary. Her books - Venice, Trieste and many others - are jewels for eternity.      source
Putin's People
How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Catherine Belton - Jun 23, 2020 (first published in 2015)
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Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it?In Putin’s People, the investigative journalist ...
Carl Bildt
Sep 04, 2020
This book by @CatherineBelton is imperative reading for anyone trying to understand the evolution of Putin’s Russia. It’s an impressive work of research that deepens our understanding of what really happened.      source
Black Wave
Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
Kim Ghattas - Jan 28, 2020
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The bestselling author of The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power tells the gripping story of the real roots of the Middle East Sunni-Shia conflict in the 1979 Iran Revolution that changed the region forever.Black Wave is a paradigm-shifting recasting of the modern history of the Middle East, telling...
Carl Bildt
Mar 20, 2020
Less traveling and more reading these days. And that will remain the case for some time. Here two highly readable books that I can recommend. The religious fervor of the Middle East has always affected and influenced us. @KimGhattas      source
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The Bible
A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
Karen Armstrong - Nov 01, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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As the work at the heart of Christianity, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world’s most widely distributed book, translated into over two thousand languages, and the world’s best selling book, year after year. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Made ...
Carl Bildt
Mar 20, 2020
Less traveling and more reading these days. And that will remain the case for some time. Here two highly readable books that I can recommend. The religious fervor of the Middle East has always affected and influenced us. @KimGhattas      source
Our Man
Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
George Packer - May 06, 2019
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Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generou...
Carl Bildt
Jul 27, 2019
Excellent writing, powerful personalities, profound policy lessons. A book well worth reading.      source
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The Empty Throne
America's Abdication of Global Leadership
Ivo H. Daalder - Oct 16, 2018
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American diplomacy is in shambles, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.America emerged from the catastrophe of World War II convinced that global engagement and leadership were essential to prevent another global conflict and further economic devastation. That choice was not inevitable, but its...
Carl Bildt
Nov 11, 2018
Enjoyed reading @IvoHDaalder latest book. Most important subject. Good read.      source
Russia under the Old Regime
Second Edition
Richard Pipes - Jan 01, 1997 (first published in 1974)
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This study analyzes the evolution of the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s, and its unique role in managing Russian society. The development of Russia was different from that of the rest of Europe. The natural poverty of geographical conditions made it extremely difficult to construct an effective regime, and a "patrimonial" state aro...
Carl Bildt
May 18, 2018
Richard Pipes’ book “Russia under the Old Regime” remains a must for everyone trying to understand that important country. A giant of learning. RIP      source
Unwinnable
Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001–2014
Theo Farrell - Sep 07, 2017
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British and US forces could have successfully withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2002, having done the job they set out to do: to defeat al-Qaeda and stop it from launching further terrorist attacks against the West. Instead, British troops became part of a larger international effort to stabilise the country. Yet over the following thirteen years the B...
Carl Bildt
Mar 11, 2018
Another book to recommend. Tons of lessons for the future. Afghanistan certainly remains a challenge.      source
Choices
Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)
Shivshankar Menon - Oct 18, 2016
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A look behind the scenes of some of India's most critical foreign policy decisions by the country's former foreign secretary and national security adviser.Every country must make choices about foreign policy and national security. Sometimes those choices turn out to have been correct, other times not. In this insider's account, Shivshankar Menon de...
Carl Bildt
Jan 21, 2018
Highly recommended book by Shivshankar Menon on key issues in India’s foreign policy last decades. Big strategic choices and patient management.      source
The Politics of Diplomacy
James A. Baker III - Sep 26, 1995
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By anyone's reckoning, James Baker's years as Secretary of State contained some of the most pivotal events of the second half of the 20th century, and few men played as crucial a role in so many of them as did Baker. This candid, revealing account offers readers a unique perspective on such world-shaking events as the fall of the Eastern Bloc, the ...
Carl Bildt
Sep 11, 2017
Refreshing memory with Jim Baker's superb book on key years 1/4 century ago before dialogue in Malmö tonight.      source
The Naked Diplomat by Tom Fletcher