The Next American Century: Essays in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - 214 pages
With 40 years in public service, and 23 years on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Richard Lugar's career and views are of particular interest today, when the U.S. must be particularly careful to choose a wise course of foreign policy. In this collection of essays, distinguished scholars, government officials, public servants and businessmen honor the man who sees Teddy Roosevelt's 'big stick...not as a substitute for good sense, but an expression of it, ' in addition to analyzing the U.S.'s responsibilities and possible courses of action in the Middle East, in building democratic allies, in using intelligence, and much more
 

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Contents

Natural and Human Resources
15
Leadership in the Global Economy
27
Building Democratic Friends
39
Fashioning a Bipartisan Foreign Policy
55
Living with a New Europe
69
The United States and Asia in the TwentyFirst Century
85
Defeating the Oil Weapon
95
The Americas The Stakes and Challenges
109
The Threat of Terror
141
Intelligence and Its Uses
149
Shaping a Strong Military
167
A Global Coalition against Terrorism
177
Responsibility and Foreign Affairs
185
A Foreign Policy Chronology of Richard G Lugar
197
Index
203
About the Contributors
209

Africa Growth and Opportunity
123

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About the author (2003)

Jeffrey T. Bergner is president of the government relations firm Bergner, Bockorny, Castagnetti, Hawkins & Brain. Prior to that, he served as staff director of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and as chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar. Dr. Bergner serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Hudson Institute and the Asia Foundation. He is currently adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He writes and speaks widely in the fields of politics, international affairs, and political thought.

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