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Operation Diplomacy: Revitalizing the Non-Military Parts of American Foreign Policy

Read this article (co-written with Robert Hutchings): Alcalde Magazine (January/February 2014), 26-29, 95.

The Railroad and the Making of Modern America

Read this article: Center for Railroad Photography and Art exhibit catalog (Spring 2014).

Estado moderno y protestas populares (The Modern State and Global Protests)

Read this article in Spanish: Política Exterior (January/February 2014), 2-11.

Offensive Charm: Why Vladimir Putin Tried – and Failed – to Woo the US Public

Read this article: Foreign Affairs (16 September 2013).

The 21st Century Individual in World Affairs

Read this article: Global Brief Magazine (Spring/Summer 2013).

The US and the Cold War: Four Ideas that Shaped the 20th Century World

Read this article: in Geir Lundestad, ed., International Relations Since the End of the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2013), 100-18.

Frontier U: The Historical and Contemporary Mission of America’s Public Universities

Read this article: Alcalde Magazine (January 2013).

Are Today’s Politicians Ready for the Challenges and Opportunities of our Time?

Read this article: Austin Statesman (7 October 2012).

Why the State Still Matters

Read this article: Global Brief Magazine (Spring/Summer 2012), 12-16. 

Anxieties of Empire and the Truman Administration

Read this article: in Daniel S. Margolies, ed., A Companion to Harry S. Truman (Blackwell, 2012), 49-66.

The Lingering Cold War

Read this article: in The Establishment Responds: Power, Politics, and Protest since 1945, eds., Fahlenbrach, Klimke, Scharloth, and Wong (2012).

Diplomatic Dead End? Henry Kissinger and the Arab Spring

Read this article: Reform Judaism Magazine (Winter 2011).

Transnational Influences on American Politics

Read this article: Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011), 559-65.

How do We Talk to One Another? The Future of Diplomacy

Read this article: Global Brief Magazine (Spring/Summer 2011), 14-18.

Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Read this article: History Now 27 (March 2011).

Conflict and Cooperation in the Cold War: New Directions in Research

Read this article: Journal of Contemporary History 46 (January 2011), 5-9.

Orphaned Diplomats: The American Struggle to Match Diplomacy with Power

Read this article: in The Prudent Use of Power (Tobin Project, 2010), 13-30.

Where are the Kissingers for the 21st Century?

Read this article: Global Brief (Winter 2010), 32-35.

Disarmament Attempts Past: Successes and Failures

Read this article: U.S. Department of State ejournal 15 (February 2010), 20-24.

American Grand Strategy After the Cold War’s End to 9/11

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Read this article: Orbis 53 (Fall 2009), 611-27.

The Rise and Fall of an International Counterculture, 1960–1975

…Existential angst was not unique to the period, but it became pervasive in a context of heightened promises about a better life and strong fears about the political implications of social deviance. Ideological competition in the Cold War encouraged citizens to look beyond material factors alone, and to seek a deeper meaning in their daily activities.

pdf Read this article:  The American Historical Review, 114:45–68, February 2009

Henry Kissinger, the American Dream, and the Jewish Immigrant Experience in the Cold War

pdf Read this article:  Diplomatic History 32 (November 2008), 719-47.

Nuclear Weapons and the Escalation of Global Conflict since 1945

pdf Read this article: International Journal 63 (Autumn 2008), 1013-29.

Détente and Human Rights: American and West European Perspectives on International Change

pdf Read this article: Cold War History 8 (November 2008), 527-45.

The Promise and Failure of ‘Developed Socialism:’ The Soviet ‘Thaw’ and the Crucible of the Prague Spring, 1964-1972

pdf Read this article: Contemporary European History 15 (May 2006), 133-58.

The Cold War, Decolonization, and Global Social Awakenings: Historical Intersections

pdf Read this article: Cold War History 6 (August 2006), 353-63.

Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-State Actors

From Palgrave Advances in International History, ed. Patrick Finney (2005)

The Cultural Contradictions of Cold War Education: The Case of West Berlin

pdf Read this article: Cold War History 4 (April 2004), 1-20.

Explaining the End of the Cold War: A New Historical Consensus?

pdf Read this article: Journal of Cold War Studies 4 (Fall 2002), 60-92.

America’s Search for a Technological Solution to the Arms Race: The Surprise Attack Conference of 1958 and a Challenge for “Eisenhower Revisionists”

pdf Read this article: Diplomatic History 21 (Summer 1997), 417-51.

The Nukes of October: Richard Nixon’s Secret Plan to Bring Peace to Vietnam

On the morning of October 27, 1969, a squadron of 18 B-52s — massive bombers with eight turbo engines and 185-foot wingspans — began racing from the western US toward the eastern border of the Soviet Union…Codenamed Giant Lance, [President] Nixon’s plan was the culmination of a strategy of premeditated madness he had developed with national security adviser Henry Kissinger.

Read full article at wired.com (25 Oct 2008) …

The world the superpowers made

The devastation of Europe and Asia in 1945 left two states with inordinate influence on the future course of international affairs – the United States and the Soviet Union. These were the only two countries to emerge from the Second World War stronger than before they entered it. They had mobilised their vast resources for maximum effect: building more weapons and placing more citizens under arms than ever before in either nation’s history. They had also expanded their territorial control and influence far beyond previous limits. When US President Harry Truman and Soviet General Secretary Josef Stalin met in Potsdam, Germany in July 1945 most observers recognised that the decisions of these two men would determine the future course of world history.

Read more at History in Focus (Spring 2006)

Reinventing NASA, Part Two: ‘New frontiers’ and the tempests along the way

Historians will look back on early 2004 as a momentous period in the life of our universe. The landing of two exploratory vehicles on Mars and President Bush’s speech at NASA headquarters indicate that the world has embarked on a new age of exploration…At first glance, Bush’s words evoke parallels with President John F. Kennedy’s muscular rhetoric in the early 1960s.

Read more at San Francisco Chronicle (February 1, 2004, page D-5)

Henry Kissinger’s Lessons for George W. Bush

Although Kissinger’s insights from fighting the Vietnam War have not helped in Iraq, his maneuvers with China do provide a model for navigating relations with Iran. Here is a roadmap for President Bush and Kissinger’s closest contemporary counterpart, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to begin their historic opening to Iran.

Read more at History News Network (July, 20, 2007)

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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. In September 2011 he published a new book on the past and future of nation-building: Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.

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