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Losing the Long Game

Losing the Long Game
The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East

by Philip H. Gordon

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1250217040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive account of how regime change in the Middle East has proven so tempting to American policymakers for decades—and why it always seems to go wrong. "Must reading—by someone who saw it first-hand—for all interested in America’s foreign policy and its place in the world.” —Robin Wright Since the end of World War II, the United States has set out to oust governments in the Middle East on an average of once per decade—in places as diverse as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan (twice), Egypt, Libya, and Syria. The reasons for these interventions have also been extremely diverse, and the methods by which the United States pursued regime change have likewise been highly varied, ranging from diplomatic pressure alone to outright military invasion and occupation. What is common to all the operations, however, is that they failed to achieve their ultimate goals, produced a range of unintended and even catastrophic consequences, carried heavy financial and human costs, and in many cases left the countries in question worse off than they were before. Philip H. Gordon's Losing the Long Game is a thorough and riveting look at the U.S. experience with regime change over the past seventy years, and an insider’s view on U.S. policymaking in the region at the highest levels. It is the story of repeated U.S. interventions in the region that always started out with high hopes and often the best of intentions, but never turned out well. No future discussion of U.S. policy in the Middle East will be complete without taking into account the lessons of the past, especially at a time of intense domestic polarization and reckoning with America's standing in world.

The Long Game

The Long Game
How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World

by Derek Chollet

  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1610396618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this inside assessment of Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy, Derek Chollet tackles the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American foreign policy for the better and positioned the United States to lead in the future. The Long Game combines a deep sense of history with new details and compelling insights into how the Obama Administration approached the most difficult global challenges. With the unique perspective of having served at the three national security power centers during the Obama years -- the White House, State Department, and Pentagon -- Chollet takes readers behind the scenes of the intense struggles over the most consequential issues: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the meltdown of Syria and rise of ISIS, the Ukraine crisis and a belligerent Russia, the conflict in Libya, the tangle with Iran, the turbulent relationship with Israel, and the rise of new powers like China. An unflinching, fast-paced account of U.S. foreign policy, The Long Game reveals how Obama has defied the Washington establishment to redefine America's role in the world, offering important lessons for the next president.

The Long Game

The Long Game
China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order

by Rush Doshi

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-06-25
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0197527914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Drawing from decades worth of primary sources, a unique look into the Chinese government's grand strategy and what its true foreign policy objectives mean for the United States. For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries--not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or even the Soviet Union--has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, memoirs by party leaders, as well as careful analysis of China's conduct, to provide a history of China's grand strategy since the end of the Cold War. Taking readers behind the Party's closed doors, he uncovers Beijing's long, methodical game to displace America from regional and global order through three sequential "strategies of displacement." Doshi shows how China's strategy is profoundly shaped by key events that change its perception of American power--the end of the Cold War, the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the populist elections of 2016, and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Doshi offers a comprehensive yet "asymmetric" plan for an effective US response to the China challenge. Ironically, his proposed approach takes a page from Beijing's strategic playbook to undermine China's ambitions and strengthen American order without competing dollar-for- dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan. A bold assessment of what the Chinese government's true foreign policy objectives are, The Long Game offers valuable insight to the most important rivalry in world politics."--Provided by publisher.

The Long Game

The Long Game
How Regulators and Companies Can Both Win

by Paul Skidmore,Jake Chapman,Paul Miller

  • Publisher : Demos
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 184180116X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Long Game

The Long Game
How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World

by Derek Chollet

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1610396618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this inside assessment of Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy, Derek Chollet tackles the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American foreign policy for the better and positioned the United States to lead in the future. The Long Game combines a deep sense of history with new details and compelling insights into how the Obama Administration approached the most difficult global challenges. With the unique perspective of having served at the three national security power centers during the Obama years -- the White House, State Department, and Pentagon -- Chollet takes readers behind the scenes of the intense struggles over the most consequential issues: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the meltdown of Syria and rise of ISIS, the Ukraine crisis and a belligerent Russia, the conflict in Libya, the tangle with Iran, the turbulent relationship with Israel, and the rise of new powers like China. An unflinching, fast-paced account of U.S. foreign policy, The Long Game reveals how Obama has defied the Washington establishment to redefine America's role in the world, offering important lessons for the next president.

The Long Game

The Long Game
How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

by Dorie Clark

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2021-09-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1647820588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Your personal goals need a long-term strategy. It's no secret that we're pushed to the limit. Today's professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek? Just as CEOs who optimize for quarterly profits often fail to make the strategic investments necessary for long-term growth, the same is true in our own personal and professional lives. We need to reorient ourselves to see the big picture so we can tap into the power of small changes that, made today, will have an enormous and disproportionate impact on our future success. We need to start playing The Long Game. As top business thinker and Duke University professor Dorie Clark explains, we all know intellectually that lasting success takes persistence and effort. And yet so much of the relentless pressure in our culture pushes us toward doing what's easy, what's guaranteed, or what looks glamorous in the moment. In The Long Game, she argues for a different path. It's about doing small things over time to achieve our goals—and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard. In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It's never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career.

The Long Game

The Long Game
A Book

by Gray McCoy

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2011-12
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1465341242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Somebody framed Nick Drexler for a murder he did not commit. Nick is an honest businessman but he comes from a family of notorious criminals. After serving over two years on death row, an appellate court throws out his conviction. Now on the outside of prison walls, Nick begins a search for the shadowy figures behind the murder and frame. Along the way he discovers a conspiracy bigger than he had anticipated, learns many new disturbing facts about his family's shady past, and finds romance where he least expected it.

The Long Game

The Long Game
A Memoir

by Mitch McConnell

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0399564128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The candid, behind-the-scenes memoir of the of the Senate Majority Leader and GOP veteran. In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan’s endorsement would give a much-needed boost to his insurgent campaign. He even had a camera crew ready to capture the president’s words for a TV commercial he planned to air during the campaign’s final stretch. Alas, when Reagan finally stepped to the microphone, he smiled for the crowd and declared: “I’m happy to be here with my good friend, Mitch O’Donnell.” That was hardly Mitch McConnell’s first setback, and far from his last. He swallowed hard, put his head down, and kept going. Four weeks later, in the biggest upset of the year, his dream of being a US senator came true—by a margin of about one vote per precinct. By persevering, he’d be the only Republican in the country to beat an incumbent Democratic US senator. McConnell learned patience and fortitude during his post–World War II youth in Alabama. His mother helped him beat polio by leading him through long, aching exer­cises every day for two years. His father taught him the importance of standing up to bullies, even if it meant tak­ing the occasional punch. It turned out to be the perfect childhood for a future Senate majority leader. “In the line of work I would choose, compromise is key, but I’d come to find that certain times required me to invoke the fight­ing spirit both of my parents instilled in me.” For more than three decades, McConnell has worked steadily to advance conservative values, including limited government, indi­vidual liberty, fiscal prudence, and a strong national defense. But he has always cared much more about moving the ball forward than about who gets the credit. Now McConnell reveals what he really thinks about the rivalry between the Senate and the House; the players and the stakes involved when a group of political oppor­tunists tried to hijack the Tea Party movement; and key figures such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Harry Reid. He explains the real causes of the chronic gridlock that has so many vot­ers enraged, his ongoing efforts to restore the US Senate’s indispensable dual role as a brake on excess and a tool for national consensus, and what ordinary citizens have a right to expect from Washington.

Playing the Long Game

Playing the Long Game
How to Save the West from Short-Termism

by Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 1845408527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We obsess about what our politicians are doing, but ignore that our companies are no longer investing, instead they are focusing on next quarter’s profits in order to justify ever higher executive compensation. This is in turn accelerating the West’s economic decline versus the East. While the short-term focus of business is becoming widely acknowledged, we are not doing enough to reverse this. Looking at the less known history of companies shows us the choices we can no longer afford to ignore. Some current reforms need to go further and some areas that need reform are currently being ignored. Encouraging our businesses to invest again is one of the most important issues of our time.

Winning the Long Game

Winning the Long Game
How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future

by Steven Krupp,Paul JH Schoemaker

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-12-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1610394488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you winning the battle but losing the war? Every leader has to deliver the goods -- make budget, meet deadlines, and deftly manage people -- to provide the inspirational fuel that keeps their business running day-in and day-out. But therein lies the danger of winning today's battle and losing the war -- that is the long game of creating sustainable value in a volatile, uncertain world that is becoming ever-more complex and ambiguous. The number one business challenge -- is winning the long game by being more strategic; developing the skills to look outside the four walls of the organization and see the world from the future back. Steven Krupp and Paul J. H. Schoemaker bridge the gap between what many see as the separate domains of strategy and leadership to show how to develop the discipline of strategic leadership in a world of growing uncertainty. Pragmatic to the core, Winning the Long Game creates vivid insights into the discipline of strategic leadership by applying it systemically through personal portraits of successful business leaders. The book profiles Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Sara Blakely, as well as world-renowned figures like Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela. What makes these strategic leaders successful is highlighted by contrasting them with others who are either mediocre or outright failures. Winning the Long Game is the must-have playbook for every leader and for any manager seeking to be become more strategic in today's topsy-turvy world.

The Long Game on the Silk Road

The Long Game on the Silk Road
US and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus

by S. Frederick Starr,Svante E. Cornell

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 1538114658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the past 25 years, America and Europe both developed relations with Central Asia and the Caucasus. This book argues that American and European policies suffer from both conceptual and structural impediments. It provides detailed analysis of these policies and proposes constructive recommendations for their improvement.

The Long Game, and Other Poems

The Long Game, and Other Poems
A Book

by Bruce Beaver,The Estate of Bruce Beaver

  • Publisher : UQP
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9780702235092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bruce Beaver's posthumous collection. Written in the final years of his life, the poems reveal a looking ahead to daydreams of a very permanent death and looking back on the long game - a lifetime of poetry, love and obsession.

Playing the long game

Playing the long game
reaping the benefits of technological change

by Paul Willman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Strategic Grandparent

The Strategic Grandparent
Making a Difference

by Michael Shaughnessy

  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release : 2020-04-22
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1593253923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can you reach your grandchildren and impart faith to them? You are not alone in this question, and author Michael Shaughnessy wants to give you a proven plan for doing just that. Applying the principles of youth work, The Strategic Grandparent gives you a step-by-step plan for connecting with your grandchildren, engaging them, and making a lasting impact in their lives. You have an important role to play in God’s plan for your grandchildren—take the first step today!

Alternative Sports and Pastimes

Alternative Sports and Pastimes
An A-Z

by Graham Lanceley

  • Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
  • Release : 2016-11-28
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 191132019X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Middle Way

The Middle Way
How Three Presidents Shaped America's Role in the World

by Derek Chollet

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2020-12-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0190092904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A portrait of the effectiveness of moderation in US foreign policy, as illustrated by three of America's most consequential and widely-admired postwar presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama. When thinking about Americaâs role in the world, Dwight Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama may not seem to have a lot in common. But they do. While divided by background, generation, and political party, they exemplify a distinct and underappreciated tradition of American leadership: The Middle Way. As the scholar and former senior foreign policy official Derek Chollet shows in this deeply researched book, these three presidents took a centrist -- and effective -- approach to foreign policy. With so many challenges facing the United States, Chollet makes the case for why the nation must reclaim this brand of leadership, learn from it, and champion it. This timely book blends history, politics and biography to reveal how these presidents viewed the world and approached the task of leadership. By providing behind-the-scenes accounts and incisive analysis of the foreign policies of Ike, Bush 41, and Obama, The Middle Way offers a fresh way of thinking about American power. It shows how these three leaders defined a foreign policy archetype too often obscured by partisan blinders and historical amnesia. With vivid story-telling and astute insights, Chollet makes a compelling argument for how we should remember the past, think about the present, and approach the policy challenges of tomorrow. Eisenhower, Bush, and Obama demonstrated how the United States can exercise prudent and powerful authority in the world, and they stand as exemplars of decency, humility, optimism, confidence, and pragmatism. Together, they set the bar for the kind of global leadership needed today -- and The Middle Way reminds both Americans and the world that this proud legacy not only persists, but is needed more than ever.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa
The Path to Power in South Africa

by Ray Hartley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1787380939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For a long time, Cyril Ramaphosa was the nearly-man of South African politics. He was Nelson Mandela's preferred successor, but the ANC opted for his rival, Thabo Mbeki, as the second post-apartheid president. Ramaphosa had led South Africa's huge mineworkers' union against the apartheid regime and was the key architect of the much-praised 1996 'rainbow' constitution. He later prospered in business on the back of the first big empowerment deals with white-owned enterprises, before returning to politics and the ANC in 2012. His eyes firmly on the prize, Ramaphosa played a long game as President Zuma became mired in scandal. In early 2018, Deputy President Ramaphosa persuaded the party to throw out Zuma and install him in his place. Announcing a 'new dawn', he has captivated the nation, but now faces his greatest challenge: fixing a broken economy, weeding out Zuma's corrupt minions and the legacy of 'state capture' by the Gupta brothers, and delivering on the promise of a better life for the poor. This captivating biography outlines Ramaphosa's extraordinary political and business career. It tells the story of one of the greatest political comebacks of modern times.

Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump

Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump
A Book

by Benjamin Miller,Ziv Rubinovitz

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2020-11-10
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 022673515X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American foreign policy is the subject of extensive debate. Many look to domestic factors as the driving forces of bad policies. Benjamin Miller instead seeks to account for changes in US international strategy by developing a theory of grand strategy that captures the key security approaches available to US decision-makers in times of war and peace. Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of competing grand strategies that accounts for objectives and means of security policy. Miller puts forward a model that is widely applicable, based on empirical evidence from post-WWII to today, and shows that external factors—rather than internal concerns—are the most determinative.

In The Shadow of Mandela

In The Shadow of Mandela
Political Leadership in South Africa

by Alexander Johnston

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-12-12
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 178831770X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This outstanding and original work goes to the heart of South Africa's political problems - doubts as to the sustainability of the post-apartheid settlement, beset with divisions in the ruling ANC, factionalism, corruption and the widening of fault-lines in state and society. The 'leadership issue' has become key and this will be the first specific examination of leadership in the light of Mandela's legacy and its effect on his successor as potential and actual leaders - all in 'the shadow of Mandela' as the architect of the transition from apartheid to democracy, and with overarching moral authority and international reputation. Alexander Johnston shows how his successors are judged against Mandela's achievements, including the potentially impressive 'lost' leaders and concentrating on his immediate successors, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. The book concludes with an in-depth assessment of new president Cyril Ramaphosa's potential to be a leader for a 'new dawn'. This is an objective and critical work by a close observer who acknowledges the achievement of South African leadership but is acutely aware of the doubts as to the sustainability of South Africa's hard won democratic settlement. An essential read for all readers interested in leadership and in the traumatic history and future of Africa's leading state, as the continent rises to global importance.

The Axiom of Determinacy, Forcing Axioms, and the Nonstationary Ideal

The Axiom of Determinacy, Forcing Axioms, and the Nonstationary Ideal
A Book

by W. Hugh Woodin

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 852
  • ISBN : 3110197022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the revised and updated second edition of a well-established research monograph on the axiom of determinacy, written by an expert in the field. This axiom is a fundamental statement in set theory, and it is related to winning strategies in game theory.