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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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The Age of AI and Our Human Future
And Our Human Future
Henry A Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher - 2021-11-02
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Explore the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with three of the world's top thinkers. From AI-powered jets beating human pilots to machines creating groundbreaking scientific discoveries, this groundbreaking book examines how AI is revolutionizing everything from medicine to education. Discover what this means for the world and our future, and gain an essential roadmap to this new era in human history.
Carl Bildt
Much to reflect on in this thought-provoking book on what lies ahead for our world. @ericschmidt      source
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Statesman of Europe
A Life of Sir Edward Grey
Thomas G. Otte - 2020-11-26
Carl Bildt
Times like these require good books, and here is one I enjoyed. Sir Edward Grey belonged to an era when British foreign policy carried global consequences. Most importantly, in July 1914 he led international efforts to forestall war.      source
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Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere
Jan Morris - 2002-09-05 (first published in 2001)
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Discover the allure of Trieste through Jan Morris' lyrical travelogue. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere dives deep into the city's moodiness, history, and famous visitors like James Joyce and Sigmund Freud. With eloquent storytelling, Morris weaves together her own life experiences and reflections on cities, seas, and empires. This book is not just a cultural history, but also a poignant farewell to a beloved city.
Carl Bildt
Jan Morris deserves a superb obituary. Her books - Venice, Trieste and many others - are jewels for eternity.      source
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Jan Morris - 1993-10-07 (first published in 1960)
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Immerse yourself in the rich history and lively culture of Venice with this classic book hailed as one of the finest ever written about the city. From its entertaining and witty anecdotes to its melancholic yet worldly observations, this book offers a diverse and personalized perspective on one of the most complex and fascinating cities in the world. Whether you've visited Venice before or dream of one day experiencing it, this captivating read is sure to pique your interest and keep you engaged.
Carl Bildt
Jan Morris deserves a superb obituary. Her books - Venice, Trieste and many others - are jewels for eternity.      source
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Putin's People
How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Catherine Belton - 2020-06-23
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Discover the untold story behind Putin's rise to power and how he and a small group of KGB men surrounding him looted their country, subverted Russia's economy and legal system, and extended the Kremlin's reach into the United States and Europe. Through interviews with key inside players and a cast of colorful characters, investigative journalist Catherine Belton's Putin's People is a chilling and revelatory exposé of the KGB's revanche and the consequences for the world.
Carl Bildt
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
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John Sipher
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Black Wave
Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
Kim Ghattas - 2020-01-28
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Black Wave explores the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East, tracing its origins back to the 1979 Iran Revolution. This paradigm-shifting recasting of modern Middle Eastern history reveals the largely unexplored story of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, born from the sparks of the revolution. Kim Ghattas follows everyday citizens whose lives have been affected by the geopolitical drama, making her account both immediate and intimate. The book shows how religion became a tool for the two countries in their competition for dominance, igniting the culture wars that led to major global events from the 1991 American invasion of Iraq to the rise of ISIS. Black Wave is a must-read for those looking to understand the real roots of the Middle East conflict.
Carl Bildt
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 - 2007-10-01
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Discover the fascinating story of Christianity's spiritual guide in this best-selling book. The Bible is the world's most widely-distributed and translated book, but its rich history and complex contents remain obscure. Written by various authors and translated into thousands of languages, it has evolved into a sacred text with manifold meanings. In this seminal analysis, historian Karen Armstrong delves into the book's social and political background, exploring its journey from oral history to written scripture. Whether you're a person of faith or simply curious, this captivating book is a must-read.
Carl Bildt
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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Our Man
Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
George Packer - 2019-05-07
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"Discover the story of a brilliant and controversial man who shaped America's greatest diplomatic achievement post-Cold War era. From the peace agreement that put an end to the Balkan wars to his tireless efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, witness his vigorous belief in his own foreign policy ideas. Uncover the intimate and epic tale of an extraordinary and deeply flawed man in this nonfiction narrative that sheds light on the elite circles of society and government he inhabited."
Carl Bildt
Excellent writing, powerful personalities, profound policy lessons. A book well worth reading.      source
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Clara Jeffery
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The Empty Throne
America's Abdication of Global Leadership
Ivo H. Daalder - 2018-10-16
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"The Empty Throne" delves into the erosion of the postwar order, highlighting the danger in American diplomacy's daily chaos. The book reveals how America emerged from WWII convinced that global engagement and leadership would prevent another conflict and economic devastation. However, in recent times, America seems to have abdicated this leadership role, which threatens the country's security alliances, free markets, democracy, and human rights. The author provides an inside portrait of the greatest lurch in US foreign policy since WWI, presenting an alarming picture of an America unmaking the world that it made.
Carl Bildt
Enjoyed reading @IvoHDaalder latest book. Most important subject. Good read.      source
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Russia under the Old Regime
Second Edition
Richard Pipes - 1995-08-31 (first published in 1974)
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Explore the complex history of Russia's development in this insightful analysis of the evolution of the Russian state from the 9th century to the 1880s. Unlike the rest of Europe, natural geographical conditions posed a challenge for the construction of an effective regime, resulting in the emergence of a "patrimonial" state where the country was considered the personal property of the tsar. This book delves into the evolution of this regime and examines the political behaviors of different social groups as they failed to resist increasing absolutism. Discover how this led to the emergence of a bureaucratic police state and the role of the intelligentsia in countering this challenge.
Carl Bildt
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
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Theo Farrell - 2017-09-07
Choices by Shivshankar Menon
The Naked Diplomat by Tom Fletcher
Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
The Politics of Diplomacy by James A. Baker III